I"m a big fan of Anne Hegerty. I do love her as The Governess in ITV's The Chase where she is the quiz master maestro. She has my upmost respect at the moment though in I'm A Celebrity Get me Out Of Here.
If you have been following the programme so far or you know a little about Anne, she is autistic and is becoming a great advocate for autism. It's so good to see her talking openly about her autism and generally raising awareness. She mentions how she received her diagnosis later on in life and how autism effects her. We are all getting an insight into her personality and life which is great to see.
This can only be a good thing surely, to open up what life is like as autistic person and it's so good to see her receiving, not only support from the camp but from the public watching the show too. I know she has struggled a bit with some of the trials so far but she's done so well to even attempt them, that's a huge deal for her. I hope people carry on supporting Anne, she is ruled out of a few trials because of medical reasons but I hope this doesn't go against her. I feel the presenters are already highlighting this quite a bit which I'm feeling a bit worried about.
It looks as though Anne is ruled out of any trials to do with water or heights so they are probably her worst fears which I totally understand. Blimey I couldn't do any of these challenges or spend a night out in the jungle so fair play to her and all of the celebs taking part. I would be ruled out of everything, even more than Anne, in fact I'd be screaming 'get me out here' all the time. I'm not a celebrity so it probably wouldn't happen. ITV have never done a 'Joe public' series have they? Not sure it would work as well but lets not give them any ideas eh?
I honestly don't think anyone would go in, it's probably the huge pay cheques that are a bit of a incentive for these celebrities. I am enjoying this series though, a good mix of people and they are still being really nice to each other. I hope Anne stays in as long as possible and gets to share more of her experiences as being an autistic adult. I'm loving that's she's keeping everyone entertained with her mountain of facts, she is amazing with the amount of stuff she knows. I am totally in awe of her.
Keep going Anne!! Good luck and although I want her to stay in the jungle I feel she can't wait to get back to her organised chaos at home, in her own space.
The National Autistic Society have a great feature about Anne Hegerty on their website which includes an interview with her and more information about autism if you should want to know more.
Thank you for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Pass the Remote but for now........
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