Anne Hegerty displaying her book

In last night’s ‘coming out’ show, we saw Anne Hegerty given your book of messages by fellow I’m a Celebrity campmate, Rita. The moment we’d all been waiting for had finally arrived, and her shocked and touched reaction was worth it all. She said she felt ‘humbled’ by the messages of support.

You can watch the episode on catch-up here:

How the book was born

Throughout Anne’s jungle journey she has spoken openly about being autistic, talking to her fellow campmates about the condition, and, direct to the audience, from the 'jungle telegraph'. And she overcame so many challenges, with every bushtucker trial attempted.

Her openness didn’t go unnoticed, and she had the whole nation learning and talking about autism – something you don’t usually see in reality TV.

Originally inspired by Joseph’s letter (see page 2 of the book, below), we wanted to capture the support and warm response she's generated among autistic people and their families, as well as in the wider UK public. So, we asked you to submit your messages, and it didn’t take long for them to come flooding in!

Anne's got her book with her, but you can take a look at the more than 800 messages you sent her in our virtual book below.

Download a pdf of the book.