I’m A Celebrity: Dec Donnelly mercilessly mocks Anne Hegerty’s medical problems

I’m A Celebrity viewers have slammed Dec Donnelly for mercilessly mocking Anne Hegerty’s medical problems.

The Chase Star, who has opened up about her struggles in camp, became the subject of the opening joke of tonight’s show.

The presenters made their way into the dry studio, throwing their umbrellas to one side before kicking off proceedings.

Holly Willoughby set her co-host up for a joke by saying that Anne’s departure had "raised so many questions" for viewers.

Dec then started to joke about The Governess being ruled out of Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds.

I'm A Celebrity: Dec Donnelly mercilessly mocks Anne Hegerty's medical problems

Anne was ruled out of a few trials on medical grounds
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I'm A Celebrity: Dec Donnelly mercilessly mocks Anne Hegerty's medical problems

Holly and Dec didn’t see much of her in the trial clearing
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Dec said: "Who’s going to watch them light the fire? Who’s going to watch them cook the dinner?

"And what about us two. We’ve got nobody to rule out on medical grounds anymore."

While Holly giggled, Dec added: "I might nip to the hotel to rule her out of something for old time sake."

I'm A Celebrity: Dec Donnelly mercilessly mocks Anne Hegerty's medical problems

Anne joked about Anne at the start of the show

I’m A Celebrity viewers took to Twitter to blast Dec for his controversial joke.

One viewer said: "Seriously, Dec, that was just rude. Stop picking on Anne."

"Dec throwing so much shade at Anne," added another.

On Wednesday night, Anne became the fifth star of the series to leave the jungle.

I'm A Celebrity: Dec Donnelly mercilessly mocks Anne Hegerty's medical problems

Anne left the jungle on Wednesday night
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After hugging and kissing the other camp mates, the 60-year-old quiz star said: “Yes! I’m sorry I am just pleased. It’s brilliant isn’t it.”

Speaking to Dec and Holly, Anne admitted she tried to quit in the first few hours of arriving in camp but was talked out of it by bosses and other celebs.

She said: “I felt like we were walking in to hell and we got to Snake Rock and I couldn’t process it, the reality hit me and I was like ‘what have I done’. I went into the BT the next morning and said ‘I quit’ and they said ‘come back in a few hours’. I was a zombie in Snake Rock for the first 24 hours.

“I could not have done it with out ten other fantastic people, they are so kind.”

I’m A Celebrity airs tonight on ITV at 9pm

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