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Anne Hegerty opens up on 'pressures' after revealing her Asperger's

She feels a lot of responsibility

The Chase's Anne Hegerty has spoken about the responsibility she feels after opening up about her Asperger's Syndrome.

The quiz show star bravely spoke about her autism when she was on the last series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

During her time on the show she became a source of inspiration for others living with autism but now 60-year-old Anne feels it's given her a responsibility that she wasn't planning for.

Anne inspired many when she was on I'm A Celeb (Credit: ITV/Wenn)

Speaking to The Metro at the National Television Awards last night (22 January) she said: "I seem to have become the face of autism which isn’t something I was looking for.

"It feels like a responsibility and there are times when I feel people don’t understand what I’m trying to make them understand."

She attended the NTAs last night (Credit: Lia Toby/Wenn)

Anne admitted she found the jungle experience tough and she nearly walked out. But her fellow campmates convinced her to stay and she won hoards of fans for sticking it out.

She added that life has been a complete whirlwind since her success on the show.

She explained: "I haven’t had time to catch my breath. I went straight from the jungle into panto and I only got home earlier this month."

Anne says life has really changed (Credit: Steve Finn/Wenn)

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I seem to have become the face of autism which isn’t something I was looking for.

Anne was reunited with her I'm A Celeb campers at last night's NTAs, including Harry Redknapp, John Barrowman, Emily Atack and Fleur East.

And it was cause for celebration for all of them as I'm A Celeb scooped the 'Bruce Forsyth Best Entertainment' gong at the ceremony.

Anne caught up with her campmates (Credit: Lia Toby/Wenn)

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But it was double celebrations for The Governess Anne, as The Chase won Best Quiz Show on the night, too!

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