Do men deserve a better salary than women or better work deserve a better salary? It is something that the modern society is dwelling for a long time. But for Anne Hegerty, she is clear that an employee should be paid based on the hour they put in.
The English quizzer, who is better known as The Governess, caused a stir among fans when she publicly said part-time women should get paid less. She is best known as the competitor in ITV’s The Chase.
Anne’s Opinion On Gender Based Salary Causes Uproar
Anne in an interview with The Sun in January 2018, spoke her heart out about gender pay inequality and shocked the world when she said that, part-time working women should be paid less than men.
She further revealed that she is not bothered by the fact that men get paid more than women. The gender pay inequality issue surfaced in BBC when it came to light that Chris Evans received more than £2.2 million while the highest paid female Claudia Winkleman received a salary of just £450,000 and £500,000.
The issue had already created a storm in the media with high profile journalist agreeing on the pay cut. Huw Edwards is the recent name to accept the remuneration cut of 20%, which is equal to £120,000.
Anne didn’t stop there; she further enraged the people when she said,
"It's to do with whether or not you have kids and whether you take time off to look after them, You're not doing the same job if you're not putting in the same hours, so I rather hope she is only getting two or three fifths of what the men get because she isn't putting in the hours"
She also added that she is fortunate not to have a family because having kids means expensive upbringing and chaos.
Does Not Have A Family; Is She Lesbian?
Well, she has publicly revealed that she doesn’t have children and family, but what about her relationship?
In an interview with Express in January 2018, she revealed that she is single and enjoys her space. In a joyful interview, the interviewer asked her about the romantic movie Annie Hall. She then replied that she compares her sex life with the character Annie Hall, which is dreadful.
Like her relationship, she is clear about her sexuality and is not gay or lesbian. On 8 October 2014, she answered a question from a fan named Sarah. She said in the tweet that, she is not a lesbian and wouldn’t want a girlfriend. She further added that she keeps her personal life private.
(Photo: Anne's Twitter)
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The Governess is yet to reveal whether she was married in the past. If she was married, did she end her marriage in divorce? Well, there are questions, which remain answered.
Further, she hasn’t made an appearance with any partner, with whom she can share a husband and wife relationship. She has divulged herself into her professional career and keeps herself occupied in the variety of show.
How Much Is Anne’s Net Worth?
Anne summons her net worth from her stint in quiz show in BBC and ITV. She is entitled to a massive salary for her appearances in The Chase.
Anne is a quiz bug and first came limelight when she appeared in the show, Are You An Egghead, which is a BBC show and reached semi-finals in 2008. She has also appeared on Mastermind on a couple of occasions.
However, she became a fan favorite in 2010 when she competed as one of the chasers in ITV’s show The Chase. It is where she claimed the title of The Governess.
Anne’s Short Bio
The English quizzer was born as Anne Solway Hegerty on 14 July 1958 in Westminster, London, and currently ages 60. Although she was born in Westminster, she was raised by her family in Wood Green in North London.
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She currently resides in Manchester and belongs to English white ethnicity. The quizzer possesses a short height and has buffed up physique.