Everyone needs a friend like Anne Hegerty.
The Chase star has furiously defended her I’m A Celebrity pal Emily Atack after a troll told her she isn’t “pretty enough.”
Anne, 60, unleashed a withering – and profane – reply that drew plenty of plaudits from fans.
It followed the Inbetweeners actress’ announcement that she will be playing iconic singer Debbie Harry – AKA Blondie – in a new TV show.
She wrote on Instagram next to a picture of her dressed as the eighties star: “Wahhh! Beyond thrilled to be playing DEBBIE HARRY alongside an epic cast for Sky Arts next season of Urban Myths 💥⚡️ @skyarts.”
Over on Twitter, she wrote: “Thrilled to announce I’ll be playing DEBBIE HARRY in @SkyArts new season of Urban Myths!” And one particularly nasty reply caught the attention of Anne.
The troll wrote to Emily, 29: “Sorry. You’re just not pretty enough 👎.” Blasting the idiot, Anne, 60, told him: “What a sad [bleep] you are, Steve.” Emily also responded, retweeting his words and adding the emoji: “🤪.”
Fans loved Anne’s rude reply, with one calling it: “My favourite tweet ever.” Another said: “Straight to the point. I like it! 👍🏼.” While a third added: “Anne, you’re my spirit human.”
Others rushed to tell Emily – who has dealt with body-shamers – how perfect she is for the part, saying: “You are so pretty, ignore the haters and don’t let people bring you down xx 💖.”
A second commented: “You deserve it all you absolute babe 🔥💛😍.” While a third wrote: “Ooh can’t wait for this! ♥️.” A fourth added: “Defo…. Fitter than Debbie Harry ❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”
While one more told Em: “Perfect for the role and I say that as a Blondie fan ! X.”
Even a few celebs agreed, with singer Pixie Lott commenting on Instagram: “Wow congrats Emily!!!! 💗.”
Only a few others thought she was wrong for the role, with one telling her: “You’re not in her league🤮👎🏻👎🏻.” A second wrote: “Sorry Em it’s not you😔.”
While a third warned: “She’s my icon – so a lot to live up to – good luck 👍.”
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