The Chase star Anne Hegerty, 62, says her autism has stopped her finding love

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The Chase star Anne Hegerty believes her autism has stopped her from finding love.

The 62 year old's longest ever relationship lasted just four months – and says she really struggles when it comes to romance.

Anne joked that she is "basically a cyborg" because she has such a low level of "emotional intelligence".

The popular Chaser has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism that often makes social interaction and communication difficult.

Anne, who was properly diagnosed with it in her 40s, acknowledges that it holds her back when it comes to love.

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She opened up on her private life on ITV show The Chasers Road Trip on Thursday night and says she is all too aware why she is still single.

Speaking to the camera, the quizzer said: "One of the things that really goes along with autism is that I really can't hold down relationships.

"I've tried. My longest relationship was four months and that only lasted that long because he lived in Brighton and I lived in Manchester.

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"He was a lovely bloke but I'm just not good with the sort of amount of attention that people need."

Anne, known as The Governess on the ITV show, took part in I'm A Celebrity in 2018 and opened up about her condition.

She spoke to her jungle campmates about her search for love and why she hasn't found that perfect person yet.

"When I was working out that I was autistic it clarified a lot of things for me and one of those things was ‘that’s why I never seem to be able to make it work," she said.

"That’s why I always feel claustrophobic in a relationship.

"That’s why I kind of think that’s probably not intended for me,” she added.

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