The actress hopes Joey does well Down Under

Helen Flanagan is supporting TOWIE‘s Joey Essex in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

The ex-Coronation Street actress, 23 – who was a contestant on last year’s show – sent Joey, 23, her best wishes with a sweet Twitter message yesterday.

‘Good luck for the jungle darling @JoeyEssex_ be prepared!!! Lots of love ❤,’ Tweeted Helen.

Joey will compete with stars including Westlife‘s Kian Egan, EastEnders actress Laila Morse and swimmer Rebecca Adlington Down Under.

It’s been rumoured that Helen herself will make a return to the programme after entertaining viewers with her over-the-top antics during scary Bushtucker Trials.

Joey followed in Mark Wright‘s footsteps by leaving TOWIE last night before jetting to Australia – and he’s looking forward to his new challenge.

‘I’m gonna need all my amazing fans to get through this crazy experience #excited @imacelebrity,’ Tweeted Joey yesterday.

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