Actress Helen Flanagan may be excluded from the terrifying challenges planned for this year’s I’m A Celebrity, because she suffers from panic attacks.

The other contestants on I’m a Celebrity are concerned that it could mean they will have to do more of the scary tasks though.

Helen Flanagan will appear live in the first episode of this year’s show alongside other celebs, including boxer David Haye and EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks, in the Australian bush on Sunday.

Some of those celebrities have raised concerns about Helen Flanagan, who is reportedly being paid £150k per week for her troubles, wincing out of some of the trials though.

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 attacks while 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.”

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.”