No food as Helen fails jungle trial

Published Thursday, 15 November 2012
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Jungle life is proving hard for I'm A Celebrity star Helen Flanagan, who admitted she wanted to go home before failing yet another Bushtucker Trial.

No food as Helen fails jungle trial
Helen Flanagan meets an ostrich (© Rex Features)

The former Coronation Street actress appealed for the public to stop voting for her, telling hosts Ant and Dec: "I'm not happy at all".

But her pleas went unheeded as she was voted for her fourth Bushtucker trial, along with Easterders actress Charlie Brooks, on Thursday night.

In the Cruelty Towers challenge, the 22-year-old was asked to walk through the rooms of a dark jungle hotel filled with snakes, a crocodile, an ostrich, spiders and flies in a bid to earn meals for her campmates.

It came after she lost her previous trial, a food challenge, to suspended Tory MP Nadine Dorries - while both of them failed spectacularly in the bug burial trial.

As she prepared for her latest trial, Helen received a pep talk from Nadine and entertainer Brian Conley put on her shoes and socks for her - prompting Charlie to comment: "Life just revolves around her".

Helen first appeared to be in high spirits as Ant and Dec explained the task, but as she stepped forward she got cold feet.

"I need a few minutes," she said. "I'm scared.

"It just makes me want to go home. If they're going to keep doing this to me every single day I want to go home. I just really want people to stop voting for me."

I'm not happy at all. I don't want to do it.

Helen Flanagan

Helen eventually decided to press on with the trial and was told that to get the first star she would need to remove the light, which would plunge the room into darkness.

She opened the door to the first room and was greeted by an Ostrich which she named Olly.

As she removed the light, critters fell from the ceiling in the darkened room.

Helen then shouted: "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here", failing the trial in the first room.

She said she felt "really stupid" and confessed she slept with the light on at home.

"I didn't realise it was going to go dark, that freaked me out," she explained. "Can I go back in?"

"I do not want to go back to camp," she uttered.

A disappointed Helen later apologised to her campmates for failing to earn any food for the third time.

Champion boxer David Haye said: "She said she tried her best and that's all you can ask from our little Helen."

Later Charlie and ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts brought chocolate biscuits back to the camp after winning their Dingo Dollar Challenge.

The next day the celebrities won six meals when they managed to break six world records.

Meanwhile 80s pop singer Limahl and TV chef Rosemary Shrager spent their first night in a house infested with creepy crawlies in a bid to win tea, coffee and biscuits for the other celebrities.

"I'm not leaving because they're starving" said Rosemary. "I don't want to arrive without any food," agreed Limahl.

© UTV News
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Jo Thomson in West Midlands wrote (799 days ago):
Helen is a spoiled, useless attention seeker who has no one's interest at heart but her own - many of us have looked forward to this latest Jungle event and she is spoiling it for the nation: I am far from alone in hoping that I will never see her again. Re any lingerie deals she may grab - I would rather go commando than wear anything she advertises. Brat.
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