The Chase’s Anne Hegerty now a millionaire but still trails behind Bradley Walsh

The Chase star Anne Hegerty is a millionaire, new figures have revealed.

Anne – aka The Governess – who starred in I’m A Celebrity three years ago, has a healthy cash surplus of £459,373 sitting in accounts for her cheekily-named company Frosty Knickers Ltd.

That is up from £293,735 last year.

Figures reveal she had a Corporation Tax bill of around £200,000 for the last two years – meaning after costs and other deductions her income will have exceeded £1m.

Her job on the show as a Chaser is to try and make sure contestants go home empty-handed.

But there is nothing empty about her company coffers.

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The 63-year-old former local newspaper reporter hit the big time after a successful appearance as a "phone a friend" on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

She came 75th in the 2018 World Quizzing Championships has also starred in TV’s Mastermind, Fifteen To One, Are You An Egghead? and Brain Of Britain.

However the quiz guru will have to go some to catch up with The Chase host Bradley Walsh – who is sitting on a cash pile worth £10million.

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Bradley, 61, is one of the richest blokes on telly and also runs a property company to buy and sell homes and land for housing.

Anne, who has been a TV staple since 2010, but has let her Governess character slip a few times, such as when opening up about her Asperger's diagnosis and how it affected her life.

The Chase airs at 5pm on weekdays on ITV.

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