I’m A Celebrity... South Africa: former Corrie star Lucy Fallon leads support for Helen Flanagan after trial

Helen Flanagan came seventh place on the 12th series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2012

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Helen Flanagan has been receiving support from fans and celebrities alike since the first episode of I’m A Celebrity all-stars aired on Monday night.

The former Coronation Street actress, 32, joined the cast of ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity…South Africa, following on from her first stint on the show in 2012.

Helen entered the show alongside Olympic javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread and cricketer Phil Tufnell, and the trio’s first challenge was Newton’s Cradle. They each had to jump between four huge red balls which were hanging 2,000 feet above ground, in order to earn a star for their first meal at camp.

After filming for the brutal reality show took place in 2022, the mother-of-three was able to sit down with her family to watch the first episode last night (24 April).

Fans, friends and celebrities were also there to support the blonde beauty via social media, with Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davies leading the applause.

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EastEnders actress, and the 2019 winner of I’m A Celebrity, Jacquline Jossa shared a video of Helen’s first trail to her Instagram story, writing: “Helen I’m obsessed with you”.

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Fellow Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon, who played Bethany Platt on the ITV soap, also watched the I’m A Celeb alum’s grand entrance, writing: “OMG!!! Queen x”.

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Fashion stylist and close friend Kavin Barron shared a picture of he and Helen, wishing the actress “good luck”. He also shared a video of his television screen, during his pal’s challenge, and wrote: “Support my @hjgflanagan. My jungle princess. I can’t wait for everyone to see what an amazing person you are #teamflanners.”

Professional hair stylist Jay Birmingham and celebrity makeup artist Kirsty Martin were also among those to support Helen on her second I’m A Celebrity stint.