The former Coronation Street star, who became the fifth contestant voted out of this year's series on Monday (November 26), stated that she is "a strong person", despite what her poor Bushtucker Trial performances suggest.
"I'm not a spoilt brat, I'm really not a spoilt brat," she told Lorraine this morning (November 28). "I'm just really kind of not domesticated, it's a bit embarrassing really.
"I was a strong person before I came in but I suppose I just wasn't domesticated and I just wasn't very good in trials.
"But you know, I've always been a strong person... I'm just an emotional person and I'm very honest. I don't really feel there's anything wrong with showing my feelings."
Flanagan also addressed speculation that she had been putting on her nerves, claiming that her miraculous success in her sixth Bushtucker Trial after failing all the previous challenges was down to "pressure" from her campmates.
"Everyone was putting the pressure on me... if I froze on the trials I didn't feel like I would be able to come back into camp," she said.
"So it was a matter of me wanting to stay or not. I had no choice - I really had to do it. And I shocked myself when I did it but I'm really proud of myself."
However, Flanagan did admit to believing that she was "probably going to stay another night or two" before being voted out.
The actress's interview was allegedly postponed until this morning after she had a 'meltdown' and locked herself in her hotel room yesterday.
Speaking to Digital Spy, former I'm a Celeb winner Christopher Biggins speculated that Flanagan could be "on the verge of a nervous breakdown".
"Helen did make me laugh," he confessed. "I don't think she's all there."