Although Anne Hegerty has actually Left the I’m a celebrity camp, The National Autism Society still think she is the winner & I agree! Here are their top 5 reasons why Anne Hegerty is the winner.
1. She’s changed attitudes
Anne is autistic, and during her journey in the jungle she has educated her fellow celebrities and the public alike. Indeed, our helpline has noticed a spike in calls directly related to Anne as the public want to learn more about autism and specifically, diagnosis. For that alone, Anne is the real winner!
2. Her following is huge
During this series of I’m A Celebrity, it’s clear the public have been screaming for more of Anne. In fact, ‘Anne’s army’ have flocked to watch The Chase in their droves, adding a million people to their viewership.
3. She’s inspired us
A massive internet conversation has started because of Anne and her time in the jungle! So much so that The National Autism Societies website was taken down unintentionally because of the number of web requests it was receiving!
4. Her resilience
Anne has recovered from challenges in the jungle with grace and strength. She has bravely shared her concerns and embraced the support and understanding of her team mates. Anne has dared greatly and inspired us with her courage and resilience.
5. She’s exciting AND educational
While the nation has been gripped by Anne’s performance in Bushtucker Trials and camp chats, we’ve been treated to great snippets of general knowledge that will make us quiz experts. Her recital of American Presidents during the Immunity Games beats GCSE History, that’s for sure!
The love for Anne over the last couple of weeks has been so touching, and it’s clear her participation in the programme has been so important for autistic people and their families. Help continue the amazing work she has done to build a stronger understanding of autism, by taking part in World Autism Awareness Week this April! To find out more, visit the National Autism Society!