Why I'm A Celebrity will be extra tough for Anne Hegerty

Lawrence Kim
November 20, 2018

The Chase star, who has been appearing on the United Kingdom version of the show since 2010 and the Aussie version since 2015, also revealed she never takes holidays.

The I'm A Celebrity camp-mate fell into difficulty paying her bills as her autism meant she struggled to keep on top of her accounts when working as a freelance proofreader.

Rugby referee Alex Lambe hailed Hegerty as an "incredible person" who had given him confidence to speak about his experience living with the condition.

Anne Hegerty Breaks Down And Threatens To Leave I'm a Celeb.

Despite her relief at her diagnosis, Anne admitted this didn't stop her problems, explaining: 'It was New Year's Day 2008 and I had two bailiffs turn up separately on my doorstep ten minutes apart'. "The Governess is fantastic!"

"The show bosses seem more anxious about my autism than I do", she told The Sun.

And many ITV Im A Celeb fans now think Anne Hegerty should win the show, due to the way she is coping in the jungle.

Shaun Wallace, the show's "Dark Destroyer", tweeted Hegerty, saying: "We are all rooting for you!"

While another added: "Anne is wonderful, must be so hard for her to be in the jungle".

The professional quizzer spoke about living with Asperger's ahead of her arrival in the jungle, insisting that she did not want her fellow celebrities to feel sorry for her.

Before arriving in camp, Anne discussed how she thought her condition would affect her time on "I'm A Celebrity", noting: "I do respond well to structure [and] I think it will be quite structured in there..."

She said: "Because you know there are people who don't always understand how it works or how to relate to me".

"I will understand "at this time I have to fetch food and water"- doing tha will make sense. but being usrrounded by people I can't get away from or those who talk all the time can be a source of stress".

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with autism have trouble with social, emotional and communication skills that usually develop before the age of three and last throughout a person's life.

According to the NHS around one in every 100 people in the United Kingdom is thought to have ASD.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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