I'm A Celebrity 2018: Anne Hegerty admits 'crying herself to sleep' in tough first week

The Chase star is now loving jungle life and wants to stay the distance

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Anne Hegerty has told Nick Knowles she laid awake CRYING on her first night in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle – but she now wants to stay the distance.

Now that Anne has got used to the pressures of the ITV survival show, she has started having fun in the jungle.


Her performance in the Bushtucker Trials has also improved from two stars to an impressive seven.

However, it was a different story last week, when The Chase star was so nervous she even considered quitting.

Yesterday, Nick asked her why she decided to sign up for life in the Australian outback.

“I spent the first three days asking myself that,” she mused. “On the first night I lay awake all night crying, just thinking, ‘what have I done’.

“So I started to list all the people I was going to disappoint. Now I can imagine staying until I get voted off.”

Nick was impressed with Anne’s resolve and paid her a compliment.


“It would have been a much lesser experience without you here,” he smiled.

This week the quizzer’s manager insisted her Asperger’s syndrome is not the reason bosses have ruled her out of Trials on “medical grounds”.

Meanwhile, Fleur East and Sair Khan about their experiences, noting they’re glad that all the campmates have been getting involved.

Sair, who hasn’t exactly had the most screen time, admitted she has felt lost among such big personalities.

“Doing the Trial yesterday really helped me,” said Sair, referring to her and Malique Thompson-Dwyer’s eating challenge.

“I feel so quiet in the group. I’m happy to just sit back… and then I realise I’ve gone two days without talking.

“There’s a lot of people in here, these are people I’ve not met before and I thought I’d be better at this.

“I’m glad I’ve got you, you wouldn’t judge me… you’d listen to me.”


Fleur agreed, responding: “There are so many big characters, you have to fight to be heard.”

I’m A Celebrity 2018 continues every night at 9.00pm on ITV.

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