Helen Flanagan In FHM: 'I'm A Celeb' Star Strips And Reveals Degree Plans (PICS)

03/01/2013 10:49 GMT

After her gun stunt last month and her allergy to clothes we didn't really have Helen Flanagan down as the academic type (and yes, we know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover).

However, the former 'Coronation Street' star has revealed plans to get a degree.

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While stripping off (standard) for her first FHM cover shoot, she told them of her plans to go back to school.

“I want to get a degree. I never did A-levels the first time around so I’m gonna do my A-levels this year. I’m going to do History, Religious Studies and Psychology," she said.

“When I was 16 I guess I was just going off the rails! I used to be a really good student and then I just completely went off on one. I was a perfect A* student and then I turned 16 and just became a bit of a rebel. I think it was just hormones. I just couldn’t concentrate. I couldn’t be bothered," she added.

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The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star found herself at the centre of a controversy last month when she tweeted a picture of herself with a gun to her head, just days after the Sandy Hook shootings in which 20 children and six adults were killed.

Commenting on her public persona, Helen said: “I don’t read The Daily Mail comments because people say such nasty things. I’d like to make my own account on The Daily Mail, just so I can take the piss out of people!”

Asked if she gets annoyed by people saying nasty things about her on Twitter, she replied: “I’m so not bothered. About 80% of it is really nice and 20% is just like 'You’re dumb!' or whatever. Things like that just go completely over my head. People will write things about my boyfriend, about football, and I get really protective. Apart from that, I don’t care. I’m so used to it.”

The photo shoot and full interview appear in this month’s FHM magazine, on sale now. Visit for a behind the scenes video.


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