The two joined fellow stars in entering the jungle last night (November 11), as the reality show marks its tenth year on air.
The sportsman commented on his jungle companion: "Helen is a real cute little chick, a bit ditzy, but she stinks of fake tan."
The ex-soap star, who has described herself as 'deep and complex', took no time in showing off her curves in a revealing bikini under the waterfall shower.
Although she is trying to show she's not just a 'bimbo', Flanagan decided to pamper herself rather than help out round the camp.
She said: "I'm going to go and give myself a spray tan and do something constructive."
The 22-year-old actress was seen last night crying after her initial challenge to get into camp with make-up and mascara streaming down her face.
Tonight's episode will see her go head-to-head in the next bushtucker trial called Bug Burial alongside MP Nadine Dorries.