Fears for I'm a Celeb's Flanagan

Updated: 18 November 2012 18:36

After another creepy crawly ordeal for former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, more questions about her suitability for the show have been raised by her family, former co-stars and fellow contestants.

After another creepy crawly ordeal for former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, more questions about her suitability for the show have been raised by her family, former co-stars and fellow contestants.

Flanagan, who suffers from panic attacks, decided that running on a giant hamster wheel infested with insects was not for her and shouted: "I really don't want to do this, please let me out, I'm freaking out. I'm really sorry, I want to get out now. It's really panicking me and I'm really, really sorry. I don't want to let anyone down, it's just really freaking me out.

"The whole thing is completely freaking me out because it's my fifth trial. I know it's only meal worms, it's really working me up and I don't want to put myself through it and get absolutely terrified. Honestly, I'm really scared."

Fellow contestant Eric Bristow said: "I don't know why you're in here if you don't like insects and bugs and animals and things like that and you come into a jungle. What did you think you were going to do in here, drink milkshakes?"

On Saturday's episode, Flanagan won a night in the show's pub, the Jungle Arms, after an acting performance, but questions about her suitability for the show have also been raised by her family and former co-stars.

Flanagan's mother Julia told The Sunday Mirror: "I was really worried about her going in there because it's not the nicest of environments at all. I tried to persuade her not to go, even the week before I said, 'Helen, you don't have to do this you know!' It's starting to feel like the voting public are pushing her too far."

Writing on Twitter, Kym Lomas, who plays Coronation Street's Michelle Connor, said: "I love Helen but I think we need to see someone else do a trial now. I want to see the trials being done anyway Don't you? It's best bit! X

"It's a bit unfair however for people to keep voting for Helen to do the trials, when we know what will happen, and then bitch about it?? X As Someone who knows her Maybe im a celeb is not the best show for hels to be in [sic]."

Co-star Charlie Condou tweeted: "When we heard Helen was going into the jungle at work, we all knew she wouldn't be able to do any trials. But she really doesn't have a bad bone in her body. Besides, as anyone who has suffered from panic attacks will know, there is nothing worse than irrational terror."