15 Facts About Anne Hegerty


Anne Solway Hegerty was born on 14 July 1958 and is an English professional quizzer and television personality.


Anne Solway Hegerty was born in the Westminster area of London on 14 July 1958.


Anne Hegerty started her journalistic career in the 1980s as a reporter and feature writer at the South Wales Argus in Newport, before moving to Manchester.


Anne Hegerty worked as a ghostwriter and wrote two books for American children's author Richard Scarry, but she said that the books "were a bit rubbish and nobody bought them".


Anne Hegerty competes in the Online Quiz League for team Pericardium, placing 26th individually as of January 2023.


Anne Hegerty correctly answered the question about the author of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer.


In December 2014, Anne Hegerty appeared in the pantomime Cinderella as the Wicked Stepmother at the Grange Theatre in Northwich.


At Easter 2016, Anne Hegerty appeared as the Enchantress in the pantomime Beauty and the Beast, alongside Keith Chegwin and Basil Brush, at the Palace Theatre, Redditch, which sold out, and other venues.


Since January 2018, Anne Hegerty has presented Britain's Brightest Family on ITV.


Anne Hegerty came in 75th place in the World Quizzing Championship of 2018, and 122nd in 2019.


In November 2018, Anne Hegerty participated in series 18 of I'm a Celebrity.


In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Hegerty rejoined the Celebs, which now included Frank Bruno and X Factor winner Sam Bailey, to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society and Action for Children.


In 2021, Anne Hegerty rejoined the Celebs to record a cover of the Beatles classic "Let It Be", a song produced by Grahame and Jack Corbyn assisted by Stephen Large.


Anne Hegerty was part of a choir of celebrities including Georgia Hirst, Ivan Kaye and Eunice Olumide who were backing EastEnders star Shona McGarty.


Anne Hegerty has Autism, which was not diagnosed until 2003 when she was 45.