Anne Hegerty: I'm happily single
8 January 2018 - 4:00 PM

Anne Hegerty: I'm happily single

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Anne Hegerty is happily single.

The 59-year-old TV star - who is best known for her role as The Governess on ITV's "The Chase" - has revealed she's comfortable living her life without a male companion, but admitted that having Asperger's has made it harder for her to develop romantic relationships.

Asked whether she enjoys being single, Anne - whose condition impairs her non-verbal communication skills - explained: "In a sense I do, yes. I really do like my space."

Anne likened her love life to a scene from the Woody Allen-directed romance movie "Annie Hall", revealing she finds it tough to be intimate with another person.

She told the "Loose Women" panel: "Have you seen "Annie Hall"? Remember that moment - how can I put this? Remember when they're having sex and Annie's ghost gets up out of the bed, goes and sits on the chair and waits till it's all over?

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"The awful thing is, I can really see myself in that. It's dreadful. There is a limit to how far I can be in the moment, and this applies to all sorts of things."

Anne also revealed that because of her Asperger's, she's often failed to recognise signs of potential romance.

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Asked how the condition has impacted her life, the TV star shared: "It's been a problem in a number of ways. One thing it took me a long time to work out was that I was failing to pick up signals from people.

"I would think, "I really quite like this guy but he doesn't seem to be interested."

"It was literally years later that I would think, "No, actually, that was him indicating his interest." I just went, "Duh...""

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