Actress Helen Flanagan may be excluded from some of the more phobia-inducing challenges planned for this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, because she suffers from panic attacks.
Helen Flanagan will appear in the first episode of this year’s show alongside David Haye and EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks, in the Australian jungle on Sunday.
Some of the celebrities appearing on the show have already raised concerns about Helen Flanagan, who is reportedly being paid £150k per week for her troubles, wincing out of some of the trials.
An unnamed celeb told a friend: “It wouldn’t be fair on everyone else as producers wouldn’t want to take any chances.
"You have to question how many tasks she could miss.”
Helen has spoken at length about having panic attacks while filming on Coronation Street but another insider said: “People need to give her a break.
"A number of celebs in the past – such as Gillian McKeith – have been allowed to be exempt.”
A number of celebs have also suffered from panic attacks on the show in the past, so organisers will be weary of the dangers of some of the tasks.
Helen, who played Rosie Webster in the long running soap, is understood to be getting more than £150,000 for her two-week stint Down Under.
Bosses have so far denied that Flanagan will be exempt from I’m a Celebrity trials, but because of the claustrophobic tasks, eyebrows were raised when she was signed up.
An attack Helen suffered while in Corrie was so severe, filming had to be stopped until she fully recovered.
Speaking in 2011 before she left, Helen said: “I have recently suffered a few panic attacks.
"And as anyone who has ever suffered from them knows, they are very scary.
“I didn’t know what might have caused it. I am trying to work out what triggers them.”