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Sunday 29th March 2020

Anne Hegerty furiously blasts troll who attacked I'm A Celebrity pal Emily Atack

Sweary Anne really let rip!

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.

This nasty comment got the reply it deserved (Credit: Twitter)

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Straight to the point. I like it!

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.

Anne is best known as The Governess on The Chase (Credit: anne_hegerty Twitter)

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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."

Followers rushed to agree with Anne's reply (Credit: Twitter)

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 ❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥."

Most fans think Emily is perfect for the role (Credit: emilyatackofficial Instagram)

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 👍."

Emily and Anne bonded on I'm A Celeb (Credit: ITV)

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