Anne Hegerty has revealed that I’m A Celebrity bosses and her fellow campmates talked her out of leaving in the first few hours.
The Chase star, who was thrilled to be fifth star leaving camp, admitted she tried to quit after arriving in Snake Rock.
Speaking to Dec Donnelly and Holly Willoughby in her exit interview, Anne said she was told to come back in a few hours after having time to think about her decision.
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 Bush Telegraph 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."
She added: "I could not have done it with out ten other fantastic people, they are so kind."
Anne said she was disappointed she was not braver with the creepy crawlies. She said: “I am much more of a wimp than I thought I would be. I was less tolerant ‘there are mealworms in my bra I am not doing that again’.”
She also said, despite being in there 18 days, that she did not get bored in the jungle.
Anne added: “I wasn’t bored, I am happy staring in to space and looking at the trees. I think Nick will definitely win, the final three will be John, Harry and Nick.”
She admitted crying herself to sleep on night one and almost quitting but stuck it out in the end and admitted she was pleased she continued.
In farewell speeches a couple of days before her exit, Anne said: "I didn’t think I would do something that was going to make me feel so exposed and vulnerable and people wouldn’t judge me for it.
"You have all been incredibly kind when I needed kindness so I will miss you all terribly."
Before announcing the result, Dec joked about "breaking the party up", before the show was hit by technical issues.
Fortunately, the sound problems stopped just in time for the presenters to reveal that Anne was going home.
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.”
I’m A Celebrity airs tonight on ITV at 9pm
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