Sunday, 18 November 2012

Helen Flanagan - Love her or hate her?

She attempted (and I use the term extremely loosely) her fifth Bushtucker trial in a row last night. The task, entitled 'Rodent Run', involved the ex-Corrie star running on a giant hamster wheel whilst meal worms - hardly the worst thing in the world - were dropped on her. She would have won two stars for the camp, with the possibility of more as the trial continued. She flat out refused to even begin the trial, claiming she was "freaking out". 
If the girl has genuine fears then that's fair enough, but why agree to go in to the jungle when you can't even muster the courage to try the easiest of tasks? Not only is the 22-year-old starting to grate on her fellow camp mates, but it seems the public may be beginning to turn against her too. Professional darts player, Eric Bristow last night commented, "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?" Helen replied with a shrug of the shoulders and a little giggle.
After returning from her failed trial yesterday she took to the Bush telegraph, sobbing "I just feel they are all turning against me." Unfortunately, the camp is becoming increasingly tired, hungry (no thanks to Helen) and emotional as their time in the Australian jungle continues. Cracks are beginning to show and Helen may turn into the outsider if she doesn't make more of an effort, she doesn't seem to understand the impact her actions are having on the group as a whole.
Her severe lack of independence is slightly worrying and may be reflective of her life as a child actor. I just hope her experience in the jungle has a positive effect on the girl and she realises that she is capable of much more than she may think.
Teeny-weeny bikini's and trout pouts can only get you so far. What are your thoughts?

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