Helen's the new jungle queen: Corrie beauty signs up for I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! But will she manage to rival Myleene
14:32 GMT, 21 September 2012
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She has been at somewhat of a career standstill ever since she left Coronation Street.
And although she does now seem to spend the majority of her time posing in lingerie for racy photoshoots, soap star Helen Flanagan is poised to make a comeback after signing up for ITV hit I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The curvy blonde, 22, will seek to emulate the most famous bikini wearer ever to grace the jungle – Myleene Klass – when the 12th series of the reality show starts in November
Ready to rumble in the jungle: Helen will be jungle queen
ITV chiefs are still finalising the line-up for just who will join Helen in the Aussie jungle, but a source said: 'Helen was one of our top picks, gorgeous, funny and she will be a real hit with viewers.'
The actress, who quit her role as Rosie Webster on the ITV soap in February, recently moved back to her native north after her boyfriend Scott Sinclair was transferred to
Manchester City, from Swansea.
But despite the happy return to her old
stomping ground, Helen is reportedly scared her career has gone off
track seeing as she hasn't acted for six months since quitting Corrie.
close friend told the Daily Star: 'The work she expected to roll in
since February simply hasn’t and she’s worried the ambitions she had
might now be wrecked.
'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.'
Myleene, 34, remains the Queen of the Jungle after wowing viewers as she showered in the jungle wearing her – now famous – white bikini in 2006.
Myleene Klass stuns in her famous white bikini on I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in 2006
Then Myleene, now a mother-of-two, went on to be runner-up behind Busted star Matt Willis – and win a lucrative modelling contract with Marks and Spencer, which she still maintains – so who knows what the show could do for Helen.
Many, including former Page 3 girl Nicola McLean in 2008 and, last year, former Playboy model Emily Scott, have tried to emulate her – and there have been many pretenders to the throne.
Nicola's spotted Down Under: Nicola McLean on I'm A Celebrity in 2008
Emily Scott on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
This week, Helen showed off her killer curves as she posted a series of sexy snaps to her Twitter page.
extremely skimpy baby blue sheer underwear with hot pink detailing, the
WAG showed off her killer curves in all their glory – and was clearly
desperate for her 110,000 followers to take note.
the strap of her Agent Provocateur bra, the star stared open-mouthed into the camera.
With her blonde
locks scraped back off her face into a high ponytail, Helen posted
another shot in which she stared at herself seductively in a mirror
alongside a caption reading '#DerangedBarbie'.
'Deranged Barbie': Helen strikes a sexy pose in blue bra
And just an
hour later, the bombshell's intentions in posting snaps of the seemingly
impromptu photoshoot became abundantly clear.
As her boyfriend
took to the pitch against Real Madrid, she wrote on her Twitter page:
'Yey! So happy my bfs coming home tonight so used to having him around.'
An ITV spokesman told Mail Online: 'We'll confirm our line up in due course.'