Anne Hegerty who stars as the stern Governess in ITV’s popular teatime quiz show The Chase, definitely doesn’t want to be treated with kid gloves in the Trials as she admits her Asperger’s condition could make life tough for her.
“I do respond well to structure,” says the 60-year-old as she reflects on how she will fare in the Jungle. “I think it will be quite structured in there. I will understand ‘at this time I have to fetch wood and water’ - doing that will make sense. But being surrounded by people I can’t get away from or those who talk all the time can be a source of stress.”
The champion quizmaster also readily admits she is not the type you would find outdoors. “I was the world’s worst Brownie and Girl Guide and I never did camping,” she adds.
Whilst Anne had not seen an entire episode of I’m A Celebrity before she signed up, she says she’s fully aware that life in Camp can be tough. Eating rice and beans, she explains, is part of the deal.