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Helen Flanagan

Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990)[1] is an English actress, model, and television personality. She played the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000-2012 and reprised the role in 2017, before going off on maternity leave on 8 June 2018.[2] She was voted the most attractive British celebrity in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.[3][4]

Helen Flanagan
BornHelen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan
(1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 28)
Bury, Greater Manchester, England
OccupationActress, model, television personality
Years active2000–present
TelevisionCoronation Street (2000–12, 2017–)
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2012)
Celebrity Super Spa (2013)
Partner(s)Scott Sinclair (2009–)


Early lifeEdit


Flanagan first appeared as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street in January 2000.[2] In 2006, she was nominated for the award of "Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress" at the British Soap Awards, losing to Ellis Hollins of Hollyoaks.[4] In 2007, she was nominated for "Villain of the Year" at the same awards, this time losing to Coronation Street co-star Jack P. Shepherd.[4] In 2010, Flanagan appeared in Coronation Street spin-off Coronation Street: A Knights Tale as her character Rosie Webster. Then in 2011, she had her own Coronation Street spin-off Just Rosie, which explored her character Rosie Webster trying to build a modelling career in London. In October 2011, Flanagan announced that she would leave Coronation Street in February 2012 to pursue other interests.[6]

In November 2012, Flanagan participated in the twelfth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!,[3] finishing in seventh place out of the 12 celebrities who appeared.[4][7]

In September 2013 she appeared in Celebrity Super Spa, a reality-television programme based in a Liverpool Salon on Channel 5. Also in 2013, Flanagan appeared in the music video for 'The Neo-Kalashnikovs' song "Gorgeous Baby".[8]

In January 2014, Flanagan starred in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner along with Hugo Taylor on Channel 5.[9] The following August she appeared as agency nurse Kirsty Brompton in an episode of Holby City.[10]

In October 2016 it was announced Flanagan would reprise her role as Rosie in Coronation Street in February 2017.[11]

Modelling workEdit

Flanagan posed topless as a Page 3 girl in the 10 September 2013 edition of The Sun.[12][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Flanagan has been in a relationship with Celtic FC winger Scott Sinclair since 2009,[14][15] with whom she lives.[3] In December 2012, she spoke of her battle with depression and anxiety, and stated that she had been prescribed medication for ADHD and bipolar disorder.[16]

In June 2013, Flanagan and Sinclair's house in Prestbury, Cheshire was burgled.[3] Flanagan was at home on the night of the incident; the thieves escaped with a mobile phone and items of jewellery.[3] She was reported by her spokesman to be "naturally very shaken" but "unharmed".[3]

Flanagan and Sinclair's daughter, Matilda Jessica Sinclair, was born on 29 June 2015.[17] On 22 June 2018, Flanagan and Sinclair's second daughter, Delilah Ruby Sinclair, was born.[18]

On 31 May 2018, it was revealed that Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair had got engaged.

On 22 June 2018, Flanagan gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Delilah Ruby Sinclair at 17:18 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow. The baby weighed 6lbs 15oz, and Flanagan experienced hyperemesis gravidarum during the pregnancy.[19]


Year Title Role Notes
2000–12, 2017–present Coronation Street Rosie Webster
2006–07 Soapstar Superstar Herself 4 episodes
2009 All Star Family Fortunes Herself Special
2010 Coronation Street: A Knights Tale Rosie Webster Coronation Street spin-off
2011 Just Rosie Rosie Webster Coronation Street spin-off, transmitted on ITV2[5]
2012 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself 7th place
2013 "Gorgeous Baby"[8] Music video by The Neo-Kalashnikovs
2013, 2014 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Herself Panelist, 2 episodes
2013 Celebrity Super Spa Herself Series 1, 6 episodes
2013 Celebrity Juice Herself Guest
2013 8 out of 10 Cats Herself 1 episode
2013 I Love My Country Herself Guest panelist
2013 Tricked Herself Series 1, episode 4
2013 The 50 Funniest Moments of 2013 Herself Documentary
2014 Fake Reaction Herself Guest
2014 Celebrity Wedding Planner[9] Herself 1 episode
2014 Virtually Famous Herself 1 episode
2014 Holby City[10] Kirsty Brompton 1 episode
2014 Keep it in the Family Herself 1 episode
2014[20] Fizzy Days[20][21]
2014[20] The Other Side of Love[20][21]
Bitch[21] Bullying Victim[21]
Mouse And Cat[20] Sophia[14] Short film[14]
The Runaway Short film[21]


  1. ^ "Rosie Webster – Helen Flanagan". Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "New Rosie Webster for Corrie". BBC News Online. 9 January 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Burglars raid home of former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn: Newsquest. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Celebrity Super Spa Profile". Channel 5 Broadcasting. 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Coronation Street Star Helen Flanagan Quits ITV Soap". BBC News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  6. ^ Andrea Magrath (17 October 2011). "Farewell Rosie! Helen Flanagan to film her final episodes of Coronation Street at Christmas". London: Mail Online. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Flanagan to Pursue More Reality Offers". RTÉ Commercial Enterprises. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b Sperling, Daniel (18 July 2013). "Helen Flanagan Unveils 'Gorgeous Baby' Music Video". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  9. ^ a b Cole, Tom (8 March 2013). "Helen Flanagan Becomes a Celebrity Wedding Planner". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  10. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (2 May 2014). "Holby City role for ex-Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Helen Flanagan returns to Coronation Street as Rosie Webster". ITV News. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Hello Boys...Flanagan Poses in Shower for First Topless Shoot". The Sun, 10 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Helen Flanagan Topless in First 'Page 3' Shoot for The Sun". Huffington Post, 10 September 2013.
  14. ^ a b c "'I'm supposed to look this way': Helen Flanagan shows off her black eyes as she resumes filming new movie". Mail Online. London. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Helen Flanagan is Enjoying the Single Life". STV. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  16. ^ "'It spiraled out of control': Helen Flanagan opens up about her secret depression and how she contemplated suicide while at Corrie". London: Mail Online. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  17. ^ "'Our everything': Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair share first pictures of newborn baby girl... as they reveals the tot's name". Daily Mail. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Coronation Street's Helen Flanagan gives birth to daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair". Digital Spy. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  19. ^ "The FULL lowdown on Corrie star Helen Flanagan's engagement to Scott Sinclair". 23 June 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d e Percival, Ashley (26 July 2013). "Helen Flanagan Returns to Acting Following Music Video on Set of Mouse And Cat". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  21. ^ a b c d e "Helen Flanagan to Appear in 'Gritty' Movie Role". STV. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.

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