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I'm A Celebrity 2012: Helen Flanagan signs up for new series!

Helen Flanagan

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, it’s been reported today.

The 22-year-old blonde beauty quit the soap in February of this year to “pursue other projects”, moving to Wales for her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

But since her exit from the ITV1 show, acting work has been thin on the ground for Helen.

“The work she expected to roll in since February simply hasn’t and she’s worried the ambitions she had might now be wrecked,” a source told the Daily Star newspaper this week. “Helen decided to leave Corrie because she had had enough and wanted to move on.

“Even if Scott wasn’t on the scene, she would still have left – it had got to that point.”

Now Helen has apparently signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity, which returns to ITV1 later this year.

A source told the Daily Mail today: “Helen was one of our top picks, gorgeous, funny and she will be a real hit with viewers.”

And we’ve no doubt that Helen will quickly become one of this year’s bikini babes, following in the footsteps of Myleene Klass.

A spokesperson told the newspaper: “We’ll confirm our line up in due course.”

I’m A Celebrity 2012 airs on ITV1 in November.