I'm A Celebrity: Anne Hegerty Breaks Down And Threatens To Quit

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here has kicked off for 2018, the famous faces have assembled in camp and they're settling into their teams - well, most of them.

One celeb has already threatened to quit the show, just hours after arriving in the camp.

Anne Hegerty - otherwise known as 'The Governess' on The Chase - broke down in tears on the first night of the ITV show after her team lost the lake race, meaning home for them would be the far less glamorous Snake Rock.

Anne Hegerty Breaks Down And Threatens To Leave I'm a Celeb. Credit: ITV
Anne Hegerty Breaks Down And Threatens To Leave I'm a Celeb. Credit: ITV

This year the campmates were welcomed by Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin's stand-in, Holly Willoughby, before having to do an edge walk 100 metres above the jungle floor - the show's highest challenge ever, put their hands in 'hell holes' or undertake a terrifying skydive.

Anne and football manager Harry Redknapp had to put their hands in the holes, which contained mud crabs and spiders. Then Anne, along with her team, sank in the lake - a pretty intense first 24 hours.

It seemed to be a bit too much for the 60-year-old chaser who admitted back at Snake Rock: "I'm really close to saying I can't do this."

Former Inbetweeners star Emily Atack was quick to comfort her new team mate, later saying: "Anne got a bit upset so we gave her a cuddle. It's overwhelming. I think she was just expressing how we were all feeling, we just didn't want to admit it."

It seems the whole of the yellow team - made up of Anne, Emily, Rita Simons, Fleur East and James McVey - are banding together well. Fleur later added: "I feel like we all have to be there for her and the minute that we all rallied around her, she just felt so much better."

Anne Hegerty Threatens To Leave I'm a Celebrity Jungle Already. Credit: ITV
Anne Hegerty Threatens To Leave I'm a Celebrity Jungle Already. Credit: ITV

Anne later confirmed this to the Bush Telegraph, saying: "They're absolutely brilliant, they're a fantastic bunch - I like them, they're my team."

When Anne faced backlash on social media for her break down her co-star from The Chase was quick to jump to her defence with a tweet explaining how Anne's Asperger's syndrome can make some tasks difficult for her.

In terms of the other celebrities, Harry Redknapp, John Barrowman, Sair Kahn, Nick Knowles and Malique Thompson-Dwye make up the red team - which won the more comfortable and luxurious camp Croc Creek and got to feast on emu on their first night. The yellow team had to endure rations of rice and beans.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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