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Jessica Sansome

Helen Flanagan all smiles as she reunites with I'm A Celebrity co-star before sharing what she 'loves' about herself

Helen Flanagan appeared delighted as she was reunited with her I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here campmate. The former Coronation Street star signed up for the ITV reality show's spin-off which was filmed last September but aired in April this year.

I'm A Celebrity... South Africa saw the return of some legendary campmates from the show's 20-year history as they headed to the South African bush instead of the Australian jungle where they faced a series of challenges in order to be crowned the first-ever I'm A Celebrity 'Legend'.

Helen didn't quite make it to the end of the series having been eliminated during a challenge alongside former EastEnders star Dean Gaffney. But on Wednesday (June 21), the actress, who is famed for playing Rosie Webster in ITV's Corrie, reunited with someone who made it to the final of the spin-off.

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Jordan Banjo just missed out on legend status as he took on a stomach-churning eating trial alongside Myleene Klass with the musician-turned-presenter emerging victorious.

But he and Helen looked delighted to be reunited as they partnered with juice drink Oasis to surprise fans in London by transforming the iconic Soho Square Tudor Hut into an exotic tiki bar to officially launch the brand’s new Oasis Exotic Zero Sugar alongside Made in Chelsea stars Miles Nazaire and Emily Blackwell.

Taking to her Instagram Story, Helen, 32, shared a number of pictures from the fun and sun-filled day in which she posed for selfies with her fellow celebs, including Jordan. The pair flashed their pearly whites at the camera and both used their hands to give a peace sign.

She also took to her main Instagram grid with a selection of images with the first showing her looking stunning while posing with a bottle of the new drink. The mum-of-three brought the summer vibes herself in a textured pink tank top which gave a slight hint of her toned midriff and matching pink jeans.

Helen with her former I'm A Celebrity co-star Jordan Banjo (Helen Flanagan Instagram)

Helen kept her blonde locks down in a crimped style, taking it back to the nineties with some added singular plaits on either side of her head. "Had such a lovely day spent with @oasisdrinks Exotic Fruits Zero Sugar," she typed alongside her post. "We created a tropical oasis in the city to celebrate the brand's #BeYourOwnOasis campaign and it was so fun loved seeing you all down there."

And the compliments soon came flooding in for the former soap star. @rayjay9985 said: "Loving your hair! Beautiful." @ohanlontracey commented: "So beautiful." @leanne.ahmed posted: "Pretty in [pink]." @rgladrags added: "Your hair looks lovely."

The launch was part of the brand’s empowering ‘Be Your Own Oasis’ campaign, which is a bold take on the current trend for continual self-betterment and the pressures that come with it. And in the spirit of the campaign, the celebrity guests were asked what they love most about themselves

Helen said when asked what she loved about herself: "I’m good fun, don't take myself to seriously and I like to think I see the good in people." While Diversity star and KissFM DJ Jordan added: "What do I love most about myself? I would say I’m sexy, massively intelligent and obviously… humble. Hahaha."

But after her day in London, Helen faced a bit of a dilemma getting home. Taking to her Instagram Story, she shared a picture of her false eyelashes resting on her legs and she said: "Never seen London Euston so busy ever with so many cancellations. The whole train station was heaving and so hot.

"Felt sorry for the parents that had kis with them. Managed to get on the last train to get back to Manchester as it's Delilah's birthday! Sat on my suitcase on the floor for hours. Lashes were off."

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