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  • Helen Flanagan's lost a few pounds
  • Helen Flanagan's pre-jungle diet included dancing to Steps and Kylie Minogue

After ten days in the jungle, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan is showing the strain of her failure to win many stars in seven Bushtucker Trials.

While taking a shower in a red bikini, Helen's waist looked slimmer than when she started and her bikini bottoms have started looking baggy.

As easily the vainest contestant, it is hardly surprising that Helen, 22, went to great lengths to lose a stone ahead of entering the jungle.

But her strange diet and exercise regime is, er, different, shall we say.

A Now source says: ‘Before going into the jungle Helen wanted to look her absolute best.

'So she'd dance to Kylie Minogue or Steps for 30 minutes, three times a day.

'She also lived on a diet of red and white meat, with 2ltr of water a day, occasionally supplemented by pure maple syrup.

'She got that element from Beyoncé's pre-filming cayenne pepper, lemon juice and maple syrup diet.

'It's an eating plan Helen made up.'

Since the start of the series, Helen's been showing off her admittedly impressive curves in a variety of swimwear - and Now's also learnt that she'd already mastered her bikini pose before landing in Australia.

Our
source tells us: ‘She invited a friend over to take photos of her from every angle in different bikinis, so she had an idea of what the viewers will see.'

Now that's planning ahead, Hels!

Read more about Helen Flanagan in Now magazine dated 26 November 2012 - out now!

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