I'm A Celeb: Anne Hegerty is cited as an inspiration to autistic boy

Mail Online | 11/20/2018 | Ciara Farmer For Mailonline
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I'm A Celebrity and The Chase star Anne Hegerty has been lauded by an 11-year-old autistic boy in a touching open letter.

The 60-year-old TV personality, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in 2007, candidly discussed her autism before entering the jungle and admitted producers were 'anxious' about her coping mechanisms on the show.

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Clearly having touched audiences, Georgia Toffollo shared an image of the letter sent by Joseph Hughes from Preston, who gushed over the TV star and admitted she was an inspiration to him thanks to her 'cool' job and bravery to enter the jungle.

Anne, who is know as The Governess, was diagnosed with the form of Autism when she watched a TV programme and realised she had all of the symptoms.

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She explained that Asperger's makes her unorganised, which has given her a 'cluttered' house that she won't let anyone visit, while she admitted she is 'faceblind', meaning that it could lead her to get 'some of the campmates mixed up.'

Clearly touched by the star, the young boy penned the letter in which he gushed over the star and her entry into the jungle.

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He wrote: 'To Anne, My name is Joseph Hughes and I am 11. I live in Preston Lancashire and I go to a specialist school. I was diagnosed with autism when I was 5. I like to watch you on The Chase...

'And now, I have been watching you in the jungle. I couldn't go in there because there are too many bugs. You are very clever...

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'Sometimes people are mean to me because I am autistic but watching you makes me see that other people have autism too and maybe I can have a cool job like you when I am older. So you like Thunderbirds? I love them...

'My favourite is Thunderbird 2. I have...
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