Anne Hegerty replaced on Beat The Chasers with NEW Chase star after catching Covid

THE Chase star Anne Hegerty has revealed she had been replaced in the new series of Beat The Chasers.

The 63-year-old quizzer – known on the show as The Governess – explained she was ruled out of filming after catching Covid.

She tweeted this evening: "Unfortunately I’ve contracted Covid-19 so won’t be filming this series of #BeatTheChasers."

Former I'm A Celeb star Anne explained she was being replaced for this series by The Chase Australia's Issa Schultz.

She added: "The fantastic @Issa25 will be stepping in for me and I’m looking forward to watching the series when it’s on air later this year.

"I feel fine, but I'm still positive! (in all respects)."

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Issa, a bow-tie wearing quizzer, works on the local version of The Chase and is known to both Anne and Mark 'The Beast' Labbett as they also appear on the Aussie edition.

Though he's lived in Australia since he was a child, Issa was born in the St Austell, Cornwall, moving to Queensland with his family in the 1980s.

An eight-time winner of the Australian Quizzing Championships, he has also featured on the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Meanwhile Mark has posted pictures of himself filming new episodes of Beat The Chasers after revealing he's been dropped from the US version.

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He posted a picture of him and Shaun 'Dark Destroyer' Wallace on the set of the show in their regular clothes.

The star wrote: "Be afraid, be very afraid :)" tagging in his 61-year-old co-star.

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