In a spot of bother: I'm A Celeb's Eric Bristow comes under fire for comments about Helen Flanagan's skin
22:30 GMT, 23 November 2012
In the jungle she has spent several hours inspecting her skin for blemishes as she battles constant break-outs Down Under.
Struggling with her insecurities on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Helen Flanagan was reduced to tears as her fellow camper Eric Bristow took a few shots at her.
The 55-year-old made a series of comments about the former Coronation Street actress' spots after she revealed she liked to melt ice-lollies and drink them.
A spot of bother: Helen Flanagan was reduced top tears on I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after Eric Bristow made comments about her skin
Eric began his insensitive jibes: 'You’ve got a fantastic diet when you’re at home. Is that before the chocolate or after the chocolate
'That’s what done your skin all that sh*t you’re eating.'
The former professional English darts player continued: 'I’d just squeeze her head and get the pus out all in one go.'
Insensitive: Eric, 55, said told Helen, 22, that he believed her skin had fallen victim to her diet
Chiming in: Former boxing champion David Haye also joined in on Bristow's digs
David Haye, 32, also chimed in before an upset Flanagan, 22, headed to Bush Telegraph.
Away from the camp, she said: 'I'm finding it a little bit hard in camp sometimes the boys; they’re lovely, they would never mean to and I know they love me but boys don’t have as much sensitivity as girls.
Helen continued: 'I love everyone in camp but I'm really sensitive about my skin.
'I know it sounds really stupid I can’t believe I'm crying, it just gets to me because I feel conscious enough because I haven’t got any make-up.'
Battling her insecurities: Helen couldn't fight back the tears inside the Bush Telegraph
Challenging: The blonde explained that she was finding it difficult in the jungle because she can't wear make-up
According to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for the ITV show revealed that the blonde had not made a complaint against Eric.
However the source added: 'We certainly do not condone bullying and if there was a complaint we would speak to the person concerned.'
The paper also claimed that Helen's parents Paul and Julia are said to be 'very upset' at Bristow's remarks.
And as fans of the popular celebrity challenge show watched on, several took to Twitter to express their outrage.
Self-conscious: The former Coronation Street star has been spent several hours inspecting her skin
Mirror mirror: The WAG looked less than impressed as she got sight of her blemishes
'Very upset': According to reports Helen's parents were less than impressed with what Eric had to say about their daughter
One person tweeted: 'Hope Eric Bristow gets kicked out of the jungle for the skin comments directed at Helen Flanagan. Horrible old bully.'
While another wrote: 'Feel so sorry for Helen Flanagan after what Eric said about her skin, I'd have cried if he said that to me too #outoforder #iknowhowitfeels'.
Helen's former co-star Anthony Cotton, also didn't hold back on the micro-blogging site and showed his support for her.
He wrote: 'Helen is very sensitive about her skin and this shows a lot more about them than it does Helen. She is divine. Team Helen x'.
Not getting along: On Friday Eric delivered another backhanded compliment to Helen
On Friday night's episode, Eric delivered another backhanded compliment to Helen saying: 'You are still as daft as a brush but you look better.'
Curious as to whether he was joking or not, Helen said: 'Why do you think that Give me an example.'
To which Eric responded: 'You are daft, daft as a brush. Just because you are.'
In the Bush Telegraph, Helen admitted: 'Eric is really annoying, constant banter, it’s driving me up the wall, literally!'
'Really annoying': Helen revealed that she felt Eric was 'driving her up the wall' with his comments
Feeling the need to defend his comment Eric told former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts: 'I’m a truth teller, just telling the truth.'
Ashley surmised: 'There’s no filter, when he thinks something he just goes and says it, he doesn’t process it before he delivers the thought, he just says whatever is on his mind.
'Helen is the baby of the group and she needs the most care-taking and Eric uses that in a way to poke at her and push her buttons and it’s been getting to her a little more than usual.'
Confiding in Linda Robson about Eric, Helen said: 'He’s doing my head in, I’m just finding it hard.'
Linda then told the young blonde she’d speak to him but he was unrepentant, Eric said: 'She’s [Helen] alright in small doses but I have had 11 days of her now and I’ve zero tolerance.'
The Birds of a Feather actress replied that the experience in the jungle has made Helen look at things differently and she’d grown up a bit but Eric said: 'I don’t think so I think she’ll just go back into the same old world.'