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The Chase’s Anne Hegerty ‘can’t imagine’ Bradley Walsh being replaced as she addresses his ‘retirement plans’

Anne doesn’t think Bradley will be going anywhere anytime soon (Picture: ITV)

The Chase’s ‘Governess’ Anne Hegerty has addressed co-star Bradley Walsh’s previous comments on potentially stepping down from his presenting gig in the near future.

Anne, 63, is one of the show’s six Chasers who appear on the various episodes of the long-running ITV teatime quiz show.

With the programme only increasing in popularity, it came as a surprise when host Bradley, 61, suggested he could soon be stepping away from the show as he spoke about retiring.

But speaking in reference to the comments he made earlier this year, Anne has assured fans they have nothing to worry about just yet as she doesn’t think he’ll be going anywhere for some time.

Chatting on the My Time Capsule podcast, she said of The Chase’s continued success: ‘It works so well, a) because it’s just such a good format, and b) because of Bradley.

‘I mean, I can’t imagine who else could do it. I know he managed to start a hare a few days ago by talking about maybe retiring in a couple of years.

Bradley brings the laughs daily on The Chase (Picture: ITV)

‘I mean, I think this was Brad just talking off the cuff. I don’t think he has any plans to retire.

‘I think he just meant, you know, obviously I can’t go on forever.’

It comes after Bradley recently addressed his very busy career and spoke of possible retirement plans in the next couple of years.

Speaking on the Sliding Doors podcast, Bradley said: ‘You know what, in a couple of years time I won’t have to do any of it, I’ll be retired and that’ll be it.

‘It seems like I’m on your screen all the time only because I cram everything in a certain area of the year. We make 210 Chases, 16 Celebrity Chases, 16 Beat The Chasers. It’s only actually 86 days recording.’

Bradley is in extremely high demand at the moment, with the new series of Blankety Blank now airing on BBC One as well as The Darling Buds of May remark, The Larkins, set to start on Sunday night.

He added of his busy schedule: ‘I don’t actually have time off, I have meetings, I have personal appearances I have to make and stuff like that with other things I’ve got going on, so it’s quite tricky to juggle it about.’

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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