Anne & # 39; The Governess & # 39; Hegerty was in tears during the release of The Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on Sunday when she threatened to leave the show just a few hours after entering the camp.
The Chase's 60-year-old star struggled to contain his emotions when he saw the brutal reality of living in Snake Rock.
Fans were quick to share their sympathy for Anne as they took Twitter to pledge their support, especially as the star spoke openly about her difficulties with Asperger's syndrome.
Tough time: Anne & # 39; The Governess & # 39; Hegerty was in tears during the release of I Celebrity Take me out on Sunday when she threatened to leave the show
Anne joined campmates Emily Atack, Rita Simons, James McVey and Fleur East on their way to Snake Rock after losing a challenge to see who would get the best camp.
She then began to collapse in tears, saying: "I am very close to saying that I can not do this".
Emily explained in the Bush Telegraph: Anne was a bit upset so we gave her a hug. It's impressive. I think she was just expressing how we were all feeling, we just did not want to admit it!
Fleur added, "I feel like we all have to be there for her and the minute we all gathered around her, she felt a lot better."
Emotional: The Chase's 60-year-old star struggled to contain his emotions when he saw the brutal reality of living in Snake Rock.
With much support from her campmates – and a few hugs from Emily-Anne's good heart seemed to ease, and she said later, & # 39; I like them. They are my team!
Viewers went to Twitter en masse to share their support for Anne, with many saying she was already her favorite camping buddy.
One of them wrote, "Anne is all sad and that makes me sad," while another added, "We love you, Anne."
A third one also wrote: "Anne crying breaks my heart 🙂 I'm defo rooting for her 100%."
Arriving there: With much support from her campmates – and a few hugs from Emily-Anne's good heart seemed to ease
Support: viewers went to Twitter en masse to share their support for Anne, with many saying that she was already their favorite camping buddy
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with autism have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills that usually develop before the age of three and last for a person's entire life.
Specific signs of autism include:
- Reactions to smell, taste, appearance, sensation or sound are unusual
- Difficulty adapting to routine changes
- Unable to repeat or echo what is said to them
- Difficulty in expressing desires using words or movements
- Unable to discuss their own feelings or those of other people
- Difficulty with acts of affection as hugs
- Prefer to be alone and avoid eye contact
- Difficulty with other people
- You can not point objects or observe objects when others point to them
Before entering the jungle Anne spoke openly about her struggles with autism, as she remained un-diagnosed with the condition until she reached the age of 40.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun on Friday, the star explained that the chiefs had insisted that she share some concern with them during her time in the jungle.
& # 39; They keep saying: & # 39; You should say if there is a problem, and I keep saying " I'll be fine & # 39; And they keep saying, "No, no, no, this is not good enough, you have to promise if there is a problem.
I can be populated, there may be many people around. I can feel like sitting in the pool until everyone else shut up a little …
"On the other hand, it may be advantageous if I'm not as good as other people in picking up in bad atmospheres. I'll be happy to drift."
That's when this year's ten campmates finally made it to the jungle on Sunday night, and Holly Willoughby made her debut as a presenter alongside Declan Donnelly.
I'm a celebrity get me out of here continues on Monday November 19th at 9:00 PM on ITV.
Candide: Before entering the jungle, Anne talked openly about her struggles against autism, since she remained undiagnosed with the disease until she was 40.