THE Chase’s Anne Hegerty is still living in a flat half owned by the Housing Association – despite being worth an estimated £3.2 million.
Anne, 64, moved into the ‘affordable’ property before she found fame on the ITV game show.
The idea behind shared ownership homes is to give less well off people the chance to get on the housing ladder.
But despite earning millions since finding fame, Anne admits she hasn’t moved out of hers.
The star – famed as The Governess – has the majority of her cash “sitting in the bank” instead.
Anne said on the podcast How To Be 60 With Kaye Adams: “I live in a Housing Association flat. I own half of it and rent the other half.”
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When asked what she spends her money on, she admitted: “It’s mostly sitting in the bank. I like pondering that its sitting in the bank.
“I buy clothes, stupid amounts of clothes.”
The Government states that people can buy a home through shared ownership “if you cannot afford all of the deposit and mortgage payments for a home that meets your needs”.
Purchasers are allowed to buy a share between 10 per cent and 75 per cent of the home’s full market value.
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They then rent the remainder from a landlord, which can be housing associations, local councils and other organisations.
Anne was already living in her shared ownership flat when she was cast as a Chaser in 2010.
Although she would not qualify for a shared ownership property now because of her huge wealth, the TV star is not believed to be breaking any rules by continuing to live in hers despite her income rocketing since she bought it.
Anne, who has autism, has never married or had children.
She added: “The two things that seem to cost people the most money are their families and their holidays.
“I’m okay for disposable income, shall we say. I’m not really an expensive person, and that’s nice. I’m comfortable, as it were.”
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