Helen Flanagan says she hides behind her looks and is insecure. Aww.

Helen Flanagan is undoubtedly gorgeous, and she never seems shy in front of the camera.

Helen FlanaganHelen Flanagan says she's insecure and hides behind her looks. Copyright [Rex]However, Helen Flanagan has revealed that she's actually really insecure, and says that she 'hides behind' her looks.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Helen Flanagan explained: "I know I can come across as vain, but I hide behind my looks, because if I think people aren’t taking me seriously, I may as well look nice. It makes me feel more confident because I’m quite insecure in a lot of ways."

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The former I'm a Celebrity contestant admitted that she can be self conscious and even recently went on a diet - despite the fact that she looked amazing in the jungle in an array of bikinis.

Helen FlanaganHelen Flanagan has said she's insecure. Copyright [Helen Flanagan]However, the stunning actress and model went on to reveal that she's tired of being judged by her looks, and hates being seen as a bimbo.

She said: "People want to make me out as this brainless airhead with big boobs. It really grates and hurts so much. I absolutely hate it,’ says Helen, 22, baby blues widening with anger. ‘I can be a bit ditzy and dizzy, but I feel very misunderstood. How dare people say I’m stupid?"

Helen Flanagan and her boyfriend Scott SinclairHelen Flanagan and her boyfriend Scott Sinclair. Copyright [Helen Flanagan]Poor Helen's had a lot to deal with recently, including a rumoured split from her long-term boyfriend, Scott Sinclair, because she was 'too clingy'.

However, Helen dismissed the claims that they'd broken up by tweeting the headline alongside the caption: "HILAR."

Well that clears that up, then.