Anne Hegerty reveals her Chase salary cut
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 November 2020
TV star Anne Hegerty has revealed her salary for 'The Chase' has been cut
Anne Hegerty's salary for 'The Chase' has been cut.
The 62-year-old TV star has revealed that she's set to receive less money over the coming months, after Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis was added to the cast of the ITV show.
During an appearance on 'The Lewis Nicholls Show' on YouTube, Anne explained: "This is a tricky one, because a lot of the public imagine that we are on the same sort of deal that Hollywood stars are in the 1930s.
"They got paid a salary per month, per year, and they were salaried employees at the studio and the studio would find them things to do for that salary. That isn't actually how that works.
"We, The Chasers and Bradley [Walsh], we get paid a flat fee for every show that we do. So, any show that I'm doing, is a show for which I'm being paid and the other Chasers aren't. And that applies to all of us.
"If you're going to divide the shows by six rather than five, then, you know, do the maths."
However, Anne also suggested that the new cast member could help to boost ratings.
She said: "If it means we get an extra order of shows then everybody's money goes up. The problem is Bradley [Walsh] is, because he's so in-demand and so good, so superb at everything he does and can do so many different things, and so of course he's massively in demand."
Anne admitted it can be tough to film the show because of Bradley's busy schedule.
She explained: "Then obviously you add in a global pandemic and last year, because Bradley was still doing 'Doctor Who', we only recorded 93 shows. And we should've recorded twice that already.
"This year we were hoping to make up for it and do 150, 160, and then well that didn't happen.
"So we hoped we will catch up in the spring but then again it all depends on whether Bradley's available, it depends on a lot of whether one of these vaccines work out."