She’s an honest lady Chaser co star is forced to defend Anne Hegerty

Anne Hegerty is getting used to the jungle lifestyle, which is a far cry from The Chase studios.

Initially, the 60-year-old quickly became very popular with viewers, but recently she's facing a lot of criticism. 

The Chaser was accused of game playing for I'm A Celeb and receiving special treatment. 

Anne, who has Asperger's was hit with backlash from fans of the ITV programme because she was ruled out of a number of Bush Tucker trials on medical grounds. 

Viewers also lashed out and cried that she was given special treatment when they suggested that she was given a soft drink to consume instead of fish-eye juice in a challenge earlier this week.

However, her co-star Chaser Mark Labbett has come running to Anne's defence saying that she hasn't got a "game plan."

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, her co-star said: “She hasn’t got a game plan here."

“She’s the ultimate organiser. She’s the godmother to my son, she’s already got his birthday and Christmas presents and handed them on."

“But she reacts terribly to the unexpected, that’s just one of the things autistic and Asperger’s people do," he added.

The Chaser went onto explain that it's preparation which helped Anne during her second challenge.

“That’s why the first trial, she wasn’t expecting it and it threw her. But the Bushtucker trial, where she knew she had to do it, she prepared herself and absolutely bossed it,” he said.

It's a claim that Anne's manager, David Hahn is reiterating, and he said I'm A Celeb viewers are seeing the real version of the 60-year-old.

David described the camp mate as a "lovely lady" and added that her alter ego as The Governess is "an act."

 “She really is a wonderful human being, she’s an honest lady and wouldn’t do anything at all which is on the wrong side of anybody,” he said.

David also denied the accusation that Anne is given special treatment, stating that she went through the same medical checks as her other camp mates.  

“She’s 60 years old. The rigorous checks they go through are incredible… they don’t leave any stone unturned.

“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,” he said.

We love Anne and think she's incredible for braving the jungle - and we are delighted that she's starting to enjoy herself Down Under.

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