Anne Hegerty’s I’m A Celebrity medical cost an eye-watering £30,000 according to her Chase co-star.
‘The Beast’ Mark Labbett explained how the star was thoroughly checked out before entering the jungle, with the cost apparently running into tens of thousands.
"The medical they go through, Anne is 60 years old, not 21.
"The rigorous checks, the medical must have cost £20-30,000 per person.
"They can’t take any risks. If they say she can’t do a trial for medical reasons, it has got nothing to do with her Asperger’s or autism.”
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Mark Labbett dished on the rigorous medical IAC stars must undergo
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Mark also explained why Anne quit her first trial, which saw her win just two stars after being covered with bugs, slime and fish guts.
"She reacts terribly to the unexpected, the first trial threw her," Mark explained, with reference to her Asperger’s.
However, she aced her Bushtucker trial on Sunday – which saw her down a glass of fish eyes – because she knew what was coming, said Mark.
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Anne, left, and Mark, back centre, in The Chase
Anne only took home two meals in the first trial
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"She prepared for it and bossed it," he said.
And her manager David Hahn also revealed that Anne’s Governess character on the show is all an act, and insisted she’s a ‘lovely lady’.
"You are seeing the real Anne, she’s a lovely lady, she’s a wonderful human being, she’s an honest lady and wouldn’t do anything at all which is on the wrong side of anybody.”
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