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I'm a Celeb's Helen Flanagan: 'I wanted to kill myself in car crash'

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Helen Flanagan has revealed that she used to suffer from depression and has had suicidal thoughts.

The I'm a Celebrity star spoke to The Sun about her mental health issues.

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Flanagan said: "I've suffered from anxiety since I was a little girl. I was about 15 when I developed an eating disorder.

"I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder quite a few years ago and used to take tablets to help keep that in check. I also take medication for bipolar."

She added that she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street.

The actress said: "One day I was driving into the ITV studios and I thought 'Wouldn't it be great if I just crashed my car now and it was all over?'

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"After that I knew I had to quit Corrie and get some help.

"I've never discussed it publicly before because I've always been a bit embarrassed."

The 22-year-old claimed that she now has her mental health issues under control.

Flanagan was reported to have had a meltdown the day after she left the I'm a Celebrity jungle (November 28).

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