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I’m A Celeb fans divided as Dec Donnelly mocks Anne Hegerty after her exit

Anne left the jungle on Wednesday night

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Dec Donnelly has poked fun at Anne Hegerty following her exit from the I’m A Celebrity jungle on Wednesday night.

The Chase star Anne, 60, was ruled out of a number of Bushtucker trials on medical grounds during her stint Down Under and Dec had made a running joke of it throughout the series.

And on Thursday night’s show, Dec couldn’t resist but make another joke about Anne.

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Dec joked about Anne being ruled out of trials on medical grounds (Credit: ITV)

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Opening the show, Dec and co-host Holly Willoughby reflected on Anne’s exit the previous night.

Dec quipped: “So many questions!

“Who’s going to watch them all light the fire? Who’s going to watch them all cook dinner?”

He joked: “And what about us two? We’ve got nobody to rule out on medical grounds anymore.

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Anne missed a few of the Bushtucker trials (Credit: ITV)

“I might nip to the hotel and rule her out of something just for old time’s sake.”

Viewers watching from home were left divided over Dec’s joke and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

One person said: “I love Dec but I won’t miss the jokes about Anne,” while another wrote: “Seriously, Dec, that was just rude. Stop picking on Anne.”

However, others were amused by Dec’s joke.

A third tweeted: “Dec talking about Anne sitting there and being ruled out on medical grounds has me creasing already.”

“Dec saying he can’t rule Anne out of any more trials on medical ground,” another said, followed by laughing face emojis.

Anne was voted off the show during Wednesday night’s episode.

The quiz expert won over the nation during her stint in the jungle after fans noticed her incredible transformation since entering the Aussie jungle.

However, Anne – who has Asperger’s – admitted she did struggle adapting to jungle life during an appearance on This Morning on Thursday.

She said: “I was technically expecting everything that happened, but I hadn’t really properly imagined it to myself and when we went into Snake Rock I just got more and more depressed.

“I thought, ‘Oh no, no, no, no what was I thinking. I can’t possibly handle this.’

Anne struggled to adapt to jungle life (Credit: ITV)

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“Not just the hunger, just the sheer discomfort and how difficult and hard everything was… how hard it was just to keep yourself clean. And I was kind of in shock for several days.”

Anne insisted it was her campmates that kept her going.

She revealed: “When I got into the main camp, everyone was just so lovely.

“John Barrowman came running up with his arms open, and Nick [Knowles] gave me a hug and then his pillow – which I’d been sleeping on ever since and it’s filthy with wood smoke and everything.”

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