I’m A Celebrity’s Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

The new series of I’m A Celebrity has only just started – but already one star has threatened to quit the show.

Viewers watched Anne Hegerty burst into tears tonight after a horrific start to life in the jungle.

The Chase fans will know Anne best for her role as The Governess, a feisty, tough talking quiz champion.

So it came as a shock for I’m A Celeb viewers to see a much softer side to Anne, 60, during tonight’s launch episode.

After losing the lake race challenge, Anne’s yellow team were forced to head off to their new home in Snake Rock, rather than the main camp of Croc Creek.

I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

Anne Hegerty breaks down in tears in the Bush Telegraph
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

Her fellow campmates offer a shoulder to cry on
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Read More

  • I’m A Celebrity’s John Barrowman gets big shock after spotting surprise campmate

The yellow team struggled during the boat race and even started to sink at one point, which meant they couldn’t stop laughing.

However, the laughter soon ended when they had to make their way to Snake Rock as punishment for losing.

Anne and the yellows got a nasty surprise when they arrived at the far less luxurious camp.

I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

The yellow team are not impressed with the sleeping arrangements
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

They quickly realised that they would have to sleep on the floor, causing Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack to have a "slight moment of panic".

Joking with Anne, The Vamps singer James McVey asked: "Madame, would you like me to escort your suitcase to your bedroom?"

They attempted to remain positive but it got a bit too much for Anne, who was feeling very low after a tough first day in the jungle.

I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

Anne struggles with jungle life
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Breaking down in tears, Anne said: "I’m really close to saying I can’t do this."

Despite only knowing each other for a few hours, the yellow team’s spirit shone through and they all gave her a big cuddle.

Emily, who was particularly supportive, explained: "Anne got a bit upset so we gave her a cuddle. It’s overwhelming. I think she was just expressing how we were all feeling, we just didn’t want to admit it."

I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

Emily gives some support to Anne
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

X Factor singer Fleur East added: “I feel like we all have to be there for her and the minute that we all rallied around her, she just felt so much better."

Brave Anne rallied, and reflecting in the Bush Telegraph, said: "I like them. They’re my team."

Will Anne stay in the jungle or will it get too much for her in the coming days?

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! starts on Sunday 18 November at 9pm on ITV

Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us direct 0207 29 33033

Read More
I’m A Celebrity 2018

  • I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

    When does I’m A Celebrity 2018 start?

  • I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

    I’m A Celebrity 2018 line-up

  • I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

    Who won I’m A Celebrity 2017?

  • I'm A Celebrity's Anne Hegerty in tears and threatens to quit after horror start

    I’m A Celebrity past winners