The search is on for I’m A Celeb star Anne Hegerty’s fake husband Jake Hester
Wikipedia claimed the quizzer was married to a Jake Hester but she says she’s never met anyone of that name.
I’m A Celebrity fans are on the hunt for Anne Hegerty’s non-existent husband after she mentioned on the show that Wikipedia erroneously claimed she is married to a man named Jake Hester.
Hegerty, best known for her role on quiz show The Chase where she is known as the Governess, mentioned in a conversation with fellow contestant Fleur East that she does not look at her own Wikipedia page because of the false information.
The “fact” about Hegarty has been removed from the online encyclopedia, but the viewing public was not ready to let the subject drop.
Twitter users set out on a search to track down the man himself, refusing to believe he wasn’t real.
Anyone called Jake Hester about ? #ImACeleb— Internet Stuff (@_InterStuff_) November 21, 2018
PETITION TO FIND JAKE HESTER #imaceleb— PrettyLittleThing (@OfficialPLT) November 21, 2018
Viewers wondered what might happen if Jake were in fact real and watching the show.
A number of accounts sprung up claiming to be the elusive Mr Hester.
Absolutely fuming, been married to Anne for almost 7 years now, can't believe she could lie about me like this, fuming #ImACeleb— Jake Hester (@JakeHester17) November 21, 2018
BREAKING: 7 years of marriage thrown down the drain. Knew the jungle wasn’t a good idea. We were going through a rough patch hope we can sort it when she’s back. MISS YOU ANNE XXX #imaceleb2018— Jake Hester (@Castrum_) November 21, 2018
Hegerty has previously addressed the mysterious issue of Jake Hester on Twitter.
Is that nonsense still on Wikipedia? I’ve never knowingly met a Jake Hester!— Anne Hegerty (@anne_hegerty) July 14, 2018
Not particularly. Is it still claiming I'm married to someone called Jake Hester? I've given up trying to correct it.— Anne Hegerty (@anne_hegerty) July 1, 2018