Who is Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty? Meet the I’m a Celebrity contestant and quiz show star

She’s got a strong advantage in any quiz-based challenge, but how will the fearsome chaser get on with her jungle companions?

Even Ant McPartlin’s jungle absence isn’t enough to put the brakes on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

The ITV contest is back, and this time Anne Hegerty has been signed up as a contestant.

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Age: 60

Occupation: Quiz show pro

Best known for: Anne Hegerty is better know to TV quizzing fans as The Governess, one of the formidable quiz pros on ITV’s The Chase who are called Chasers.

Her general knowledge is seemingly endless, so any of the challenges with a quiz element to them will surely be perfect for Anne.

The TV star has spoken many times before about having Asperger’s, and reflected on how it might affect her in the jungle.

“I do respond well to structure,” she said. “I think it will be quite structured in there. I will understand ‘At this time I have to fetch wood and water’, doing that will make sense. But being surrounded by people I can’t get away from or those who talk all the time can be a source of stress.”

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She said: “I was the world’s worst Brownie and Girl Guide and I never did camping. I am pretty sedentary and I spend most of my time sitting on my bum reading things on the internet! It will do me good to have to exercise a little bit more.”

Jungle fears: “Spiders do make me flinch.”

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returns on Sunday, November 18 at 9pm on ITV.

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