Anne Hegerty is voted off I’m a Celebrity – and reveals she tried to quit the jungle on day one

The Chase star is relieved to be voted out having tried to exit the show after just a few hours in the camp

Anne Hegerty, I'm a Celeb (ITV)

The Chase star Anne Hegerty has become the fifth contestant to leave I’m a Celebrity, and admitted that she tried to quit the show after just one day in the jungle.

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Hegerty, who is also known as The Governess on the ITV quiz series, was thrilled to be voted out of the show and after embracing her fellow campmates, said: “Yes! I’m sorry, I am just pleased. It’s brilliant, isn’t it?”

Speaking to hosts Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby on her departure, Hegerty revealed she had attempted to quit within the first few hours of arriving in the jungle, but was persuaded not to.

She said: “I felt like we were walking in to hell and we got to Snake Rock and I couldn’t process it, the reality hit me and I was like, ‘What have I done?’ I went into the BT [Bush Telegraph] the next morning and said, ‘I quit.’ And they said, ‘Come back in a few hours.’ I was a zombie in Snake Rock for the first 24 hours.

“I could not have done it without ten other fantastic people, they are so kind.”

Hegerty branded viewers “lunatics” for keeping her in the camp for so long but said she would miss her fellow contestants “terribly”, and they have already planned to set up a WhatsApp group.

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I’m a Celebrity continues at 9pm on ITV