Anne Hegerty’s family break silence after I’m A Celebrity star breaks down in the jungle

Anne Hegerty’s family have revealed they’re worried about the I’m A Celebrity star’s wellbeing in the jungle.

The Chase star broke down in tears after taking part in a nightmare challenge last night.

And now her family have spoken out about how the jungle could trigger her autism.

"I know she will find it difficult, but we are all rooting for her," Anne’s Uncle Richard, 87, told the Daily Mail from his home in Dorset.

"It is very much out of her comfort zone and to be honest I am surprised that she agreed to go on the show.

"We do wish her well, but given what I have heard it could all be a bit too much for her. It will be very hard and I think we have seen that already. I really do hope she will be okay."

Anne Hegerty's family break silence after I'm A Celebrity star breaks down in the jungle

Anne Hegerty’s family are worried for her
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Anne Hegerty's family break silence after I'm A Celebrity star breaks down in the jungle

Anne only took home two meals
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Meanwhile, Anne’s brother Jon, 55, has taken to Twitter to re-tweet messages of support for his big sister.

"I hope everybody watching appreciates just how far @anne_Hegerty is going outside her comfort zone. I’m proud of her for being so incredibly brave and challenging herself," a tweet from Jenny Ryan, on of Anne’s colleagues on The Chase read.

Last night Nick Knowles was on hand to offer his shoulder for Anne to cry on.

The pair have been reunited after the two camps merged for the first time and it seems a key friendship has already been struck up.

Anne had a hellish time in the Bushtucker trial after gaining just two stars after she had bugs, slime and fish guts thrown on her head.

Anne Hegerty's family break silence after I'm A Celebrity star breaks down in the jungle

Anne needed some TLC from Nick
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Anne Hegerty's family break silence after I'm A Celebrity star breaks down in the jungle

Rita supported her before a terrible trial
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The Chase star has struggled throughout her time in the jungle so far, desperately trying to keep positive as she adjusts to uncomfortable beds, lack of sleep and barely any food, before the trial tipped off a terrible few days.

But Nick was there with some advice for Anne, trying to help her through.

Anne was sat on a log talking to Nick about Snake Rock and she said she’s been having a tough time due to the physical discomfort of sleeping on the floor so Nick gave her a big hug.

But luckily, she’ll get to snuggle up in a hammock from now on.

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The mealworms got the better of her
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After her trial, Anne said: "I did the first one in 90 seconds. That was ok. I got two stars. Then it all went pear shaped.

"Absolutely freak out disgusting. And I came out and I was just covered in gunk and mealworms and I was like no, no more, can’t do it so I shouted I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

“Well we got two meals for the other camp. Aren’t they lucky? I really really hope that they’re glad!"

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