Anne Hegerty in the 'I'm a Celebrity...' jungle 

We’re well into the final week of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… and that means one thing – a winner is soon to be crowned. As you may have seen, we’ve been avidly following the amazing Anne Hegerty. Although she left the camp yesterday, we want to tell you why she is already our winner of I’m A Celebrity…


  1. She’s changed attitudes
      Anne is autistic, and during her journey in the jungle she has educated her fellow celebrities and the public alike. Indeed, our helpline has noticed a spike in calls directly related to Anne as the public want to learn more about autism and specifically, diagnosis. For that alone, Anne is the real winner!
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  3. Her following is huge
      During this series of I’m A Celebrity, it’s clear the public have been screaming for more of Anne. In fact, ‘Anne’s army’ have flocked to watch The Chase in their droves, adding a million people to their viewership. 
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  5. She’s inspired us 
      In case you missed it, Joseph’s letter addressed to Anne has brought the nation to its knees. Joseph’s not alone in loving Anne’s time in the jungle, as we’ve seen on Social Media. Oh, and people wanting to find out more about autism crashed our website. Oops…
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  7. Her resilience
      Anne has recovered from challenges in the jungle with grace and strength. She has bravely shared her concerns and embraced the support and understanding of her team mates. Anne has dared greatly and inspired us with her courage and resilience. 
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  9. She’s exciting AND educational 
      While the nation has been gripped by Anne’s performance in Bushtucker Trials and camp chats, we’ve been treated to great snippets of general knowledge that will make us quiz experts. Her recital of American Presidents during the Immunity Games beats GCSE History, that’s for sure! 
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The love for Anne over the last couple of weeks has been so touching, and it’s clear her participation in the programme has been so important for autistic people and their families. Help continue the amazing work she has done to build a stronger understanding of autism, by taking part in World Autism Awareness Week this April! 

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