Anne Hegerty reflects on 'pathetic' I'm A Celebrity stint

Anne Hegerty reflects on 'pathetic' I'm A Celebrity stint
© Bang Showbiz Anne Hegerty reflected on her time in I’m A Celebrity in 2018

Anne Hegerty thought she was “pathetic” during her time on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

The 63-year-old star – who is best known for being The Governess on ITV game show ‘The Chase’ – reflected on how she performed on the programme, admitting it came as “a bit of a surprise” to her that she was the “underdog” during her series, which was eventually won by football manager Harry Redknapp.

The 63-year-old quizzer is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: “I thought I was going to be great.

“I didn’t expect to be so pathetic, so that was a bit of a surprise. I didn’t expect to go in there and be the underdog because I didn’t expect to be so absolutely freaked out by everything.”

The show is known for its trials involving creepy crawlies, and Anne – who was diagnosed Asperger’s in 2005 – wishes she had been more prepared before heading into the Australia jungle-based show.

She said: “One of the things I regret is my agent asked me if I wanted to go to the zoo and do a desensitisation course, and I said, ‘No, no, no, I’ll be fine,’ but I really wish I had.

“I found I was deeply freaked out by anything that scuttled.”

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19, for the past two seasons, the show – which was taken off air for the first time recently due to severe weather conditions – has been set in Gwrych Castle in Wales.

And Anne might have preferred that location, but not for the weather.

She said: “It would be more familiar being in the castle because you wouldn’t feel quite as alienated as in the middle of nowhere in Australia, but on the other hand you’d be really cold.

“I don’t think I could cope with it for that long.”

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