I’M A Celebrity’s Anne Hegerty has revealed she had secret boyfriend in the United States.
However, the star of The Chase has also admitted she finds relationships difficult due to her Asperger’s syndrome.
In 2017, the 60-year-old quiz expert – who is also known as The Governess – tweeted about a past romance.
She wrote: “I did use to have a Californian boyfriend whose mother was a DAR. Naturally he was pro-immigration!”
DAR stands for Daughters of the American Revolution – an organisation made up of women directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ efforts towards independence and who works to promote patriotism.
Anne, who will tonight be seen taking on the Monstrous Monoliths bush tucker trial, is currently single.
Yesterday, the star spoke about living with Asperger’s syndrome, and explained that relationships are hard because, “[I] need to have a lot of space to myself”.
It comes as it was exclusively revealed by The Sun Online earlier today that Anne is a devout Christian who will perform mass every Sunday in the camp.
The star of ITV’s The Chase has even consulted a priest to discuss how she will be able to worship in the jungle.
Anne has also taken in a prayer book alongside her, as well as a handheld fan as her luxury item.
“On Sunday, off camera, she will do her on mass.
“She had a chat with her priest before she went out there to see what religious observances she could do in the jungle.
“Asperger’s people like to plan as much as possible so they know what’s coming. The unknown is doubly scary for them.
“From experience I know Anne will have everything planned on any journey she’s going on.”
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Last night, Anne said a rosary for Emily Atack before she headed off for her Viper Pit challenge.
Explaining about the Roman Catholic Church, Anne said: “It’s just offering up a series of prayers to say Emily’s going to be OK, she’s going to smash it and not going to freak out.”
Tonight Anne – also know as The Governess – will take on the Monstrous Monoliths Bushtucker Trial after being voted by the public to do it.
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