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Topic: Helen fails another trial
Posted By: Bren
Subject: Helen fails another trial
Date Posted: 18 Nov 2012 at 11:56

'I don't know why you are in here': Helen Flanagan breaks down in tears over camp criticism after quitting FIFTH Bushtucker Trial... before it's even begun on I'm A Celeb

By - Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 21:57, 17 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:09, 18 November 2012

Not even knowing that there were eleven hungry people waiting for her back at camp could persuade Helen Flanagan to complete a Bushtucker Trial.

In tonight's episode, viewers saw the ex-Coronation Street star shout 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!' before the trial, dubbed Rodent Run, began.

The tearful actress then returned to camp, indignant that she had done her best, and confident that her ravenous peers would not be annoyed with her.


Chicken run: Helen Flanagan quit the Rodent Run Bushtucker Trial before it had even begun


Let down: Helen is becoming hated by viewers as she repeatedly wimps out of Bushtucker Trials

This was the 22-year old actress' fifth Bushtucker Trial, and it's clearly not getting any easier for the fragile young woman.

At the start of the episode, she was seen admitting that thinking about the impending trial had left her 'feeling deflated.'

But, if she wanted sympathy from her camp mates, she didn't get it as they decided that perhaps a different approach would help motivate her to try harder to bring back some meals for them.


As far as she got: Helen put the goggles on, but soon after was asking to quit the trial


Cowardly: Helen has so far failed at every Bushtucker Trial she's been put up for

Eastenders actress Charlie Brooks said: 'She goes out feeling negative - maybe that’s not going to be a good thing for the trial, but to be honest she’s gone out feeling positive and not done it so maybe the opposite will work.

'We’ve all tried little pep talks and words of encouragement but I don’t know how much any of it goes in really.'

Professional darts player Eric Bristow agreed, saying: 'I’m not bothering anymore to try and say good luck because it just goes in one ear and out the other.'


'I feel really panicked': Helen didn't like the look of the task apparatus from the start


Sorry guys: Helen had to tell her camp mates that she had scored no stars for them

However, Doctor Who actor Colin Baker joked, 'It's very good for me to not eat then I lose more weight.'

When she arrived at the scene of the trial, Ant and Dec tried to coax the freaked out star in to trying harder than usual.

She told him: ''I’m not feeling this, I have given it 100%, what more can I give?

'I will have a look (at the trial), obviously I really want to give everything a go and I’m not a quitter at all, but if I think absolutely no I’ve had enough, then I’ve had enough.'

The task involved a giant jungle hamster cage, which was split into five areas, two crawl- through tunnels, a house, a bathing tub and a hamster’s wheel.

Each area contained stars – twelve in total - and a host of jungle critters, including, rats, meal worms, green ants and spiders.

The first aspect of the task was the hamster’s wheel that Helen would have to run over for two minutes - this would lower stars from the ceiling, but they would wind back up if she stopped running.

Offering words of encouragement Ant said, 'think of it this way, the first trial you’ve done you lasted ten seconds, not great, then you got better and yesterday you got four stars.  You forgot the rules and didn’t use your mouth but you still got four stars.

'So you’re going on a journey and you’re getting better.'

After a few minutes, Helen agreed to attempt the trial and headed into the hamster’s wheel.
Dec reassured her, saying: 'You’ll be fine, we’ll talk you through it.  You can do this Helen.'

But when she entered the wheel Helen then shouted, 'what the hell are you going to chuck on me?  Oh my God.  I don’t think I want to do this.'

Despite encouragement from the presenters, Helen was still adamant she wouldn't try the trial. 

She wailed: 'I’m serious I don’t think I want to do this.  I’m getting a bit scared I don’t think I can do this. I’m serious, I’m really sorry to let everyone down. I just don’t want to do it.'

Dec suggested, 'The first one is just meal worms. You have a real opportunity to get two stars here. Its pretty easy this one.'


Down in the dumps: Helen looked downcast in camp

Ant was quick to add: 'They don’t bite, they might smell a bit but that’s it.' 

Despite encouragement from the kindly duo, Helen chickened out the moment the klaxon that signalled the start of the trial was sounded. 

She shouted, 'I really don’t want to this, please let me out, I’m freaking out.   I’m really sorry I want to get out now.  

'It's really panicking me and I’m really, really sorry.  I don’t want to let anyone down its just really freaking me out.'

'I don’t want to let anyone down, the whole thing is completely freaking me out because it’s my fifth trial.  I know its only meal worms, its really working me up and I don’t want to put myself through it and get absolutely terrified. Honestly I’m really scared.'


Some smiles: Nadine and Helen cracked a smile in camp - despite being really hungry

Again the presenters tried to tell her that there were easy stars on offer if she had just tried, but she refused to listen. 

When asked how she thought her fellow camp mates will react, Helen replied, 'I’m just going to be honest and tell them that I haven’t been able to get my head around it. I don’t want to upset anyone or let anyone down but this is how I feel and I don’t want to do it.  I’ve absolutely had enough of trials.'

She returned to camp and the disappointment of her hungry campmates.

Eric asked Helen why she was even on the show, given her complete inability to handle the bugs and creepy crawlies.

He asked her: 'I don'tknow why you're in here if you don't like insects and bugs and animals and thinks like that and you come into a jungle. What did you think you were going to do in here, drink milkshakes?'


Posted By: deborah31
Date Posted: 18 Nov 2012 at 13:14
This "helen' show is getting boring isn't it.
Any bets it will be Eric tonight doing the task, (as it's live i believe)
ITV probably not impressed at her bailing out all the time.
Let's face it , she's just there for the money, if she decides to pull out, probably won't get payed (before she's voted off)
Maybe she'll get out of tonight's show, on some medical excuse, how Gillian McKeith got excused from being chosen time after time for trials.
So glad Limahl spoke up, it's time she stopped thinking about herself for a change, and least brought 1 star back!!

Loose Lips, Sink Ships !!   or as they say in Jamaice, 'Mouth open, Story fly out!'

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