Anne Hegerty: ‘I’m not the expert’ The Chase star makes surprising admission on Twitter


Anne Hegerty, 61, take cognizance of she is not as knowledgeable as people think she is about autism. The Chase star, who was analysed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 45, opened up about her level of know-how on the condition when a fan asked her about it on Twitter. The Twitter user noted: “@anne_hegerty Hi Anne, can I DM you as you have helped me potentially interpret myself and I’d like to talk?” However, the quizzer was quick to insist she is not an “au fait” on the subject.

She wrote back in view of her 126,000 followers: “I’m honestly not the specialist everyone thinks I am.” 

Anne then added in reference to the National Autistic People charity: “Could you talk to the NAS?”

The fan seemed to appreciate The Governess star’s intelligence as they replied: “Will do. Thanks for bringing the condition to my attention notwithstanding on I’m A Celeb.”

Anne openly spoke about her experience with the construction of autism while she was a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The TV personality praised her person campmates for how “sympathetic” they had been at the time.

She said on the ITV show: “I in actuality appreciate how nice and sympathetic they’ve been to me.

“It was nice that they foretold I pick up on social cues because I’m never quite sure that I from A to Z do. I just get overwhelmed with all the things there are to do.”

During a chat with love contestant Rita Simons, Anne explained: “I didn’t raise the autism release. It’s not like: ‘I want you to know I have this interesting disability that you give birth to to accommodate.’”

Anne’s Asperger’s means she struggles to deal with more than one deed at a time and needs to plan ahead in detail.

Anne Hegerty in the old days admitted she has struggled to get involved in dating due to her condition during an interview with The Sun.

She mentioned the publication: “It took years of psychotherapy before I even considered escort.

“I lost weight, replaced my glasses with contact lenses and handle a lot more confident. But I find it really hard to hold down a relationship.”

Lecture her longest romance, she continued: “I’d fancied him for years and we were together for four months.

“Coextensive with though he lived in Brighton I still felt suffocated in Manchester. And sex was forever better in my head, I felt like I was somewhere else while it was phenomenon.”

The ITV favourite added: “It made me realise I needed space both mentally and physically in being, and I can’t make it work.

“I don’t think I ever will. I still get attracted to people but give birth to a relationship isn’t fair on the other person.”

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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