Helen Flanagan ‘set to return to I’m A Celebrity’ 10 years after previous stint

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Former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has reportedly signed up for ITV’s I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!’s All-Stars series after a decade since she was on the survival game show.

The 32-year-old, who plays Rosie Webster on the ITV soap, is said to have made the decision official last week after months of talks.

Flanagan became infamous for her bikini shower scenes whilst in the jungle in 2012, making her one of I’m A Celeb’s sexiest celebrities.

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As a squeamish contestant, viewers would regularly vote the Corrie actress into participating in bucktucker trials.

Flanagan finished in seventh place in her series and is now ready to return and give the jungle another go.

A TV insider source told The Sun: “Helen is an absolute catch for ITV and they are thrilled she is finally on board”.

They added: “It has taken months of negotiations because it is a big decision to spend so long away from her young children but she has finally come around to the idea.

“She was brilliant telly back in 2012 and is bound to be just as entertaining this time around — especially if she gets voted into doing the trials again.”

Flanagan has three children, Matilda, 7, Delilah, 4, and Charlie, 1, with her partner of 13 years, English footballer Scott Sinclair.

The actress has previously shared how she underestimated the challenge of the show, saying: “When I signed up for I’m A Celebrity I didn’t take the trials into consideration because I didn’t think I would do so many.

“I thought I’d maybe do one or two and thought I’d be fine. I thought I would just be in a bikini and make friends, I didn’t think it would be so intense.”

I’m A Celebrity’s All-Stars will take place in South Africa as a one-off series, filmed at the Kruger National Park. It is expected to air next year in 2023.

Other celebrities who have signed up the show thus far includes Carol Vorderman, ex-EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney, Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and 2017 winner Georgia Toffolo.

ITV have said: “This is just speculation and we don’t offer comment on speculation.”

The Standard have also reached out to Flanagan’s rep for comment.