I'm A Celebrity contestant Helen Flanagan arrived back in the UK this week, wearing the exact same bikini top that she had worn countless times in the jungle. The Coronation Street actress jetted into Manchester Airport and was snapped walking through arrivals wearing the top beneath a loose T-shirt, reports The Sun.
Helen, 22, was rarely seen in anything other than the bikini during her stint on the ITV1 show and seems to want to keep hold of the memories. At the airport, she was also photographed saying goodbye to fellow campmate Eric Bristow, giving him a hug before they went their separate ways. Former Darts champion Bristow - who finished fourth on the show - had reduced Flanagan to tears with several snide comments, though the pair appeared to have made-up by the time they touched down in the UK. After hearing how she liked to melt ice lollies and drink them, Bristow had told Helen, "You've got a fantastic diet at home. That's what's done your skin," before adding, "I'd just squeeze her head and get the pus out all in one go."
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It turns out the I'm a celebrity finale, wasn't really the final show, as there'll be a lovely catch up program tonight (Dec 5th, 2012) so you can see how your favourite stars are doing now they're free from the jungle, The Mirror reports,
The show will focus on what happened when they stumbled out of the jungle, and into the arms of their loved ones, or if you're Helen Flanagan, a massive sandwich. "It was so hard. It was awful," Helen said as she greeted her parents' arms. "It's just such a relief to see my mum and dad. It's just overwhelming you know." She was quick to post a picture of a healthy (in size) sandwich with fries, and, when asked to reminisce, guess what she remembered first? "I think I quite liked my simple jungle life. I didn't have to worry about anything. I got woken up, got my food delivered to me. It was very simple. It was very stress free." Yeah it was food.
Made in Chelsea star Hugo was thinking less about his stomach, and more about his girlfriend. "I'm so happy to be out," Hugo wept onto Nat's shoulder, "I've been thinking about you so much. I tried not to but I did. For the first two weeks, every time I thought of you I was just like no, don't. Too difficult," he cried.
Charlie Brooks' daughter made a brief appearance on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, only to miss out on seeing her mother after ITV played cruel game on the Eastenders star. They're now under fire for going a little too far with that one.
It sounds like excellent television; presenting the contestants with different coloured doors, and, unbeknown to them, hide loved family members behind a door while leaving a dream reunion up to chance. It was hard luck for Charlie Brooks, as she managed to pick the wrong door, only to find out that her daughter, who she hasn't seen for weeks, was only metres away. Teary eyed, she said: "I swear to god, it felt like someone had taken a boot and kicked me in the guts. I didn't even think having a member of family behind the door would have been an option," The Daily Mail report. "This is heartbreaking. Yellow's my favourite colour she would have been thinking, "mummy would pick yellow"."
She added: "It's fine, I just can't believe she was there that's what's got me more than anything. It doesn't matter that we didn't get it, it was just that she was so close." Later Charlie said, 'I'm really glad I didn't get the pizza. I'm really glad that I didn't get anything because if I'd sat there and enjoyed something knowing afterwards that she was there whilst I was going 'this is the best prize' I think I would have felt even worse." Have ITV gone a little far - playing with the emotions of human beings so other human beings may be entertained? Let us know.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Helen Flanagan quit her bushtucker trial after just 10 seconds on Monday evening (November 12, 2012) before threatening to walk out of the ITV1 reality contest completely.
In the Bug Burial trial, Flanagan – who played Rosie Webster on Coronation Street – was put into a coffin-style box with thousands of creepy critters. She was required to stay there for 10 minutes, but began sobbing after a matter of seconds and removed herself from the game. After failing to win any food for her fellow contestants, Flanagan said, "I want to go home," before telling the camera, "I’m really struggling. I’ve even been thinking of going because I just don’t know if I can hack it…It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I’m dreading going back and saying I was only in there 10 seconds, but I tried." Though her fellow campers tried to hide their disdain, Eastenders actress Charlie Brooks moaned, “When she said she lasted 10 seconds, I was a bit like, that is a bit pathetic." In Flanagan’s defence, the hard-talking Tory MP Nadine Dorries fared no better, quitting her bushtucker trial after thinking a rat was biting her.
Later, Helen was all smiles again after receiving her luxury item of choice – a bottle of fake tan lotion.
It's official! People apparently still care about I'm A Celebrity . Get Me Out Of Here! We weren't sure to be honest, but we're reliably told that some people will still be tuning into the show when the new series kicks in. ITV have just revealed the names of the ten celebrities who are going to be making the trek to the jungle down under and, boy, when they say celebrities do they mean (loosely-termed) celebrities. The show starts this weekend on November 11, so let's see who they've got in!
Michelle Keegan snapped up her seventh Sexiest Female soap star award at the Inside Soap Awards 2012 but still insists she’s anything but sexy.
The actress won the award after playing the outspoken Rovers Return barmaid Tina McIntyre on Coronation Street only months after winning the same award at the 2012 British Soap Awards for the fourth time. She also won the award for Best Dressed soap star which makes her the holder of 2 out of 3 of Corrie’s wins this year. Despite being TVs favourite eye candy, she previously told The Sun’s TV Biz, ‘I’m genuinely not sexy’ and insisted that people voted for Tina rather than herself because she wears little make-up and doesn’t wear tight clothes which Michelle thinks girls can relate to. ‘I think they find that she’s so confident, a bit sexy’, she said. ‘I haven’t changed since day one. I still go out in my pyjamas to Tesco, hair up, no make-up. I feel comfortable like that. If I were to go out in make-up and heels all the time, I’d just feel so uncomfortable. It’s just not me.’
This year she was up against sexy nominees Jacqueline Jossa who plays Lauren Branning in EastEnders, Natalie Anderson AKA Alicia Metcalfe from Emmerdale and Rachel Shenton who plays the wronged Mitzeee in Hollyoaks. Best Soap went to EastEnders who scooped up seven separate awards including Best Actress (Gillian Wright), Best Newcomer (Hetti Bywater) and Best Bitch (Charlie Brooks).
Nicola McLean, Charlie Brooks, Chelsee Healey, Jon Lee, Kay Burley, Louie Spence, Michael Underwood, Michelle Heaton, Nell McAndrew, Oliver Phelps, Toby Anstis and Zoe Hardman Tuesday 3rd July 2012 Sir Richard Branson unveils the first group of celebrities taking part in September's 2012 Virgin Active London Triathlon