Anne Hegerty, infamous for answering tough questions on The Chase, has said she would love to be on the ITV soap Coronation Street.
Hegerty made the confession during an episode of the daytime TV favourite quiz show, where she is known for her role as The Governess.
The idea was suggested to her while she answered a question about whether or not Violet Carson, who plays Eda Sharples – a legendary character on Coronation Street – had ever won an Oscar.
As she deliberated the answer, quiz master Bradley Walsh suggested Hegerty might make a great star on the ITV soap.
“You would be great in Coronation Street!” said Walsh, who starred on Corrie for two years.
“I’m not being rude, but you would be a great battle-axe type character,” he continued.
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Rather than being offended, Hegerty was taken by the idea. “Yes, please cast me,” she said.
The 63-year-old, originally from London, has been a regular feature on The Chase since 2010 when the show started.
While she’s been on other reality shows and quizzes on TV, including Mastermind and I’m A Celebrity, Hegerty has never been cast in a drama on screen.
It’s not the first time she’s admitted to being into the idea of broadening her work on TV.
She told viewers of The Chase in a previous episode: “If anyone would like me to do some acting, I’d be up for it,” but later admitted: “I’m so busy. I just don’t know where the time would come from.”
Apart from featuring regularly on The Chase, Anne now presents her own game show on ITV, Britain’s Brightest Family.
She’s a household name and according to Celebrity Net Worth, Hegerty’s TV appearances means that she is said to be worth an estimated £2.3 million.