I'm A Celebrity: Anne Hegerty fan letter about autism goes viral

Both Pierr Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were impressive for Arsenal in Gameweek 8

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After a strenuous first day, in which she took part in the first trial of the series, Anne admitted she was close to throwing in the towel, but decided against it thanks to receiving some words of comfort from her campmates.

Jarvis shared a clip of Joseph after the letter went viral that showed her telling him his letter would be sent to Hegerty in the jungle, and also that the makers of Thunderbirds would be sending him something.

He wrote: "To Anne, My name is Joseph Hughes and I am 11". "I couldn't go in there because there are too many bugs". I was diagnosed with autism when I was five.

Anne's The Chase colleague Mark "The Beast" Labbett took to Twitter to admit he felt "really bad" for voting for the star to do the trial after watching her struggle.

However, when a viewer responded saying "it's hardly Bear Grylls survival", The Vixen was forced to explain exactly why Anne is so fearless for opting to go in the jungle.

'And now, I have been watching you in the jungle. You are very clever. So you like Thunderbirds?

One said: "I love Anne Hegerty".

From her work on The Chase, Hegerty has gone on to star in the Australian version of the show, has hosted her own quiz show (Britain's Brightest Family), and portrayed The Empress of China in a pantomime production of Aladdin past year. I have drawn you a picture I hope you like it.

Chaser Anne Hegerty who is known as The Governess on the show
Chaser Anne Hegerty who is known as The Governess

"Good luck in the jungle".

She explained that Asperger's makes her unorganised, which has given her a "cluttered" house that she won't let anyone visit.

Anne Hegerty was visibly upset after arriving in the I'm A Celeb camp. The things you can't get in a hotel'.

He died past year and Hegerty, who said elements of being in the jungle are stressful due to her condition, believes he would have been cheering her on in the jungle.

And after Sunday night's show, Karen Sweet tweeted: "As the mother of a son with Asperger's Syndrome I am delighted to see Anne Hegarty (sic) in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here".

She also revealed how the syndrome costed her a job in proof-reading as her inability to multi-task led to her under-performing.

Hegerty then went onto explain how her troubles with multitasking ended up with two bailiffs turning up at her home as she had not been paying bills.

Eventually, a social worker from the Housing Association visited and realised that Anne was in trouble.




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