THE CHASE star Anne Hegerty has revealed she’s given up dating, but thinks it’s “brilliant” being single.
The 62-year-old, who is best known as the Governess on the ITV quiz show, said: “I still get attracted to people, but there’s no point in pursuing it.”
She told the Mirror: “Quite apart from the fact that I’m probably not his type… I’m going to leave him very baffled and wondering what he’s done wrong. I love being isolated.
“It’s brilliant. I really don’t feel I’m missing out on relationships. I’m doing fine.”
And she’s got advice for her pals who moan about their romances – “Just be on your own!”.
Anne previously had a secret boyfriend in America, but admitted she finds relationships difficult due to her Asperger's syndrome.
She explained: "I need to have a lot of space to myself".
Talking about her love life back in 2017 she said: "I did use to have a Californian boyfriend whose mother was a DAR. Naturally he was pro-immigration!"
DAR stands for Daughters of the American Revolution – an organisation made up of women directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence and who works to promote patriotism.
On another occasion she revealed her longest relationship has been four months.
“I only succeeded because we did not live in the same city,” she said. “I would have found it intolerable otherwise. He started calling me everyday. Every day! Need or what? So I unplugged the phone. We did not last.”
Explaining her romantic past in more detail, she said: “It is an unfortunate fact of life that I do not tend to fall in love.
“It’s an autistic thing. This is not how my mind works. Most of my emotional energy goes into fictional characters. I always fall in love with someone in a book, usually not the hero, but the sidekick.
“So in Lord of the Rings, it wasn’t Frodo I loved, it was Sam Gamgee. Sam argues with everyone and is rude. It’s attractive to me.”
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