Helen Flanagan won all twelve stars in tonight's latest I'm A Celebrity 2012 trial, in a big turn around for the Corrie actress.
Having previously brought back no stars from her first five trials, it was sixth time lucky for Helen.
Helen arrived at the Trials area ready and raring to go. “Feeling good?” asked Dec.
“I want to win. I want to win 12. I’m determined” answered Helen
“I’ve got to do this. There is so much pressure from the camp. Everybody’s really hungry and I just want to win for myself now” she added.
“Have they piled the pressure on” asked Dec. “Yeah, I suppose” answered Helen. When asked what they said, she answered “Basically we’re all starving in the camp. I just want to win the stars and get it over and done with. Let’s do it. I have a total block yesterday but I’ve got myself together and I’m alright. I just want to do it.”
And when asked if she ‘d go back to camp empty handed she said “I’m not going to do that”. “I think they’re be pretty angry if you did do that” said Ant.
Helen undertook the Deadly Delivery Trial. She had to put her head in a Perspex box whilst simultaneously manoeuvring a star across a maze. When she reached other end, she had to pull a star out of the box with her teeth, which would give her two stars for each box. Of course, each star was guarded by jungle critters in each box.
Helen pushed her head into the first box which contained mixed lizards. She moved the star across the maze and pulled the other out of the box with her teeth, earning her first two stars. “I absolutely sh*t myself” she said but added “Guys I’m so happy.”
The second box contained a cocktail of critters – scorpions, crickets, cockroaches and millipedes. “I do not want to know what is in it” she told Ant and Dec as once again she moved the star across the course and won the two stars, making a total of four.
In the next box were one of Helen’s particular fears – spiders. “Oh My God I f*cking hate spiders” she said but stuck her head in and successfully retrieved two stars.
The fourth box contained soldier crabs. “They could nip a bit” explained Dec. But once again, Helen put her head in the box and retrieved the star as a crab crawled up her face and tried to get into her goggles. “How the hell did I get eight stars?” she squealed.
Next up was a box containing 10,000 cockroaches. They crawled over her face and hair, even escaping and crawling all over the top half of her body. But she continued and won two more stars for camp.
“Who are you and what have you done with Helen Flanagan “ joked Ant as she put her head in the sixth and final box which contained five carpet pythons. Once again, she completely the task making a total of 12 stars. “I’m so happy. I’ve never been so happy” she shouted jumping up and down. “I’ve never been so proud of myself ever. I feel on cloud nine” she added as both Ant and Dec congratulated and hugged her.
After the Trial, Helen was beside herself with excitement and relief. Crying she said “I can’t believe I got 12. Oh my God, this is ridiculous. I’m just so happy. Honestly I’ve never been so happy. I’m just really really thrilled I was able to get that. It’s so stupid. Honestly I can’t tell you how scared I was and just feel really proud of myself and I felt really proud and happy. My campmates will be so happy and I can’t wait to go back.”
Meanwhile in camp, discussions were taking place about how many stars Helen might get. “None” guessed Eric; “Three” said Ashley. “Who knows. We’ve been here before haven’t we?” said Charlie.
But David said “There was a little difference to her today though.”
Charlie added: “She knows if she doesn’t do it today people are going to get really pissed off.”
Helen ran in shouting “I got 12.” The camp all cheered in in amazement.
“I was completely in shock” said Ashley. “I was flabbergasted.”
Charlie said:”I can’t tell you how happy everybody was. It couldn’t have come at a better time because at the moment I’m flagging because there’s no food and everything else.”
“We’re going to have a feast” she continued.
David said “I couldn’t believe it. Everybody was dumbfounded. Nobody could understand how or why. Everybody was shocked.”
Colin said “It’s perked us all up. It means we’re going to be busy this evening because we’re all going to be chopping, scrapping, preparing and peeling. Obeying the mighty Rosemary who I’m on record as saying I adore. I think she’s the best thing to happen to this jungle.”
In camp Eric said “I’m taken aback”. “Shaken to your very foundations” added David. “Discombobulated” added Colin.
And the camp burst into a rendition of “Congratulations!”
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