Over the past decade that The Chase has been on our screens, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty has become a revered opponent.

Known for her vast knowledge and sharp tongue, Anne is beloved by fans of the show.

But recently, fans of Anne have spotted she has been roped into a rather shady scam related to her noticeable weight loss, with some of them even being sucked into the scam!

Here is everything you need to know about the Keto Pure scam, Anne Hegerty’s involvement and the real reason she managed to lose weight.

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Pictured: Chaser, Anne “The Governess” Hegerty

Anne Hegerty’s weight loss

Anne Hegerty appeared on the eighteenth season of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity back in 2018.

Whilst filming, the 60-year-old general knowledge whizz seemed to lose a significant amount of weight. It is rumoured that she lost over a stone during her three weeks spent in the jungle!

Many were curious as to what her secret was and when a weight loss brand used her image to market their product, it is understandable to people would associate the two.

What was the Keto Pure scandal about?

Fans pointed out to Anne that her image was being used to draw people into an advert. The advert featured a picture of Anne alongside the caption: “Audience speechless after outburst on air. They had no choice but to put her on leave.”

When they clicked on the ad, it soon turned out to be for a weight loss company called Keto Pure.

Keto Pure supply weight loss tablets and offer free trials for those interested. But these ‘free’ trials actually involve them stealing money from your bank account, as some users have reported on Twitter. One customer who tried the premium free trial said they had £114 taken!

On June 9th, Anne revealed that she had lawyers attempting to remove any association of her with the product, but it seems to have been unsuccessful thus far.

How did Anne Hegerty really lose weight?

Speaking to Philip Schofield and Rochelle Humes on This Morning after she left the jungle, she explained how she lost weight.

The contestants on I’m A Celeb have a very limited diet of rice and beans throughout their time on the show, but then Anne couldn’t even eat that as her body began to not be able to process the rice. And probably due to a lack of salt.

She said:

About a week ago my digestive system just said to me ‘I’m sorry, I’m not having any more rice.’ I can have beans, I can have rice and beans but I am having no more rice.

 

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