Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

I’m A Celebrity’s Anne Hegerty has told how she’s forced to turn down flirty messages that slide their way into her Twitter DMs from fans wrongly assuming she’s a lesbian.

The Governess said she didn’t mind about the mix-up and said it was nice to considered a ‘gay icon and a lesbian icon.’

Speaking about the saucy messages, Anne told The Sun: "I have to say to them I’m very flattered, but at the same time your gaydar is broken.

"Quite often they say yes I didn’t think you were, just thought I’d try my luck," she revealed.

Anne added: “It does tend to be more women than men which feels a little weird, but you know, hey, any kind of attention’s nice.”

Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

I’m A Celebrity’s Anne Hegerty has addressed speculation about her sexuality
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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

Anne told how she’s propositioned by fans via social media
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60-year-old Anne, who is currently single, said she finds new relationships difficult due to her Asperger syndrome.

"[I] need to have a lot of space to myself," she explained.

Anne is one of the ten celebs currently battling it out to be crowned King or Queen of the jungle this year.

Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

She’s battling it out to be Queen of the jungle
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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

Anne apparently has a ‘massive crush’ on John Barrowman
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Earlier this week, Anne’s Chase co-star Mark Labbett let slip that the stern-faced Governess secretly has a ‘massive crush’ on her camp mate John Barrowman.

Anne and John have yet to meet on the show as they’ve been placed in rival teams with separate living quaters.

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Anne cried in the Bush Telegraph after a tricky first day
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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

She was consoled by Emily Atak
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So far the series has proved tough for Anne who broke down in tears on her very first night.

Wiping away her tears in the Bush Telegraph, she admitted she was feeling overwhelmed by the experience as she and her teammates ended up in the worst of the two camps.

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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

Anne was chosen for the Bushtucker Trial
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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

She was locked inside a tomb
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Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

Anne Hegerty corrects speculation about her sexuality

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In Tuesday night’s instalment, Anne will face her first Bushtucker Trial as she takes on Monstrous Monoliths.

An early preview has seen Ann coated in slime and locked in a tomb as she battles to retrieve padlocked stars and provide food for her pals at Snake Rock.

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