Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990)[1] is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000–2012;[2] she reprised the role in 2017, before going on maternity leave on 8 June 2018.[3]

Helen Flanagan
Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan

(1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 29)
  • Actress
TelevisionCoronation Street (2000–12, 2017–18)
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2012)
Celebrity Super Spa (2013)
Partner(s)Scott Sinclair (2018-; engaged)

Early lifeEdit

Flanagan was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.[4] She attended Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire.[5]


Flanagan first appeared as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street in January 2000.[6] 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.[7] 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.[7] In 2010, Flanagan appeared in Coronation Street spin-off Coronation Street: A Knights Tale as her character Rosie Webster. 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. Flanagan left Coronation Street in February 2012 to pursue other interests.

In November 2012, Flanagan participated in the twelfth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!,[5] finishing in seventh place.[7][8] In May 2013 she was voted the most attractive British celebrity in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.[9]

In September 2013 she appeared in Celebrity Super Spa, a reality-television programme based in a Liverpool Salon on Channel 5. In January 2014, Flanagan starred in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner alongside Hugo Taylor on Channel 5.[10] The following August she appeared as agency nurse Kirsty Brompton in an episode of Holby City.[11] In October 2016, it was announced Flanagan would reprise her role as Rosie in Coronation Street in February 2017.[12]

Modelling workEdit

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

Personal lifeEdit

Flanagan's parents are Roman Catholic; she has expressed that she still feels a connection to her religious roots.[14][15]

Flanagan became engaged to Celtic winger Scott Sinclair on 31 May 2018.[16] They have two daughters.[17]

In June 2013, Flanagan and Sinclair's house in Prestbury, Cheshire was burgled.[5] Flanagan was at home on the night of the incident; the thieves escaped with a mobile phone and items of jewellery.[5] She was reported by her spokesman to be "naturally very shaken" but "unharmed".[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2012, 2017–2018 Coronation Street Rosie Webster
2006–2007 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[4]
2012 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself 7th place
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 Herself 1 episode
2014 Virtually Famous Herself 1 episode
2014 Holby City Kirsty Brompton 1 episode
2014 Keep it in the Family Herself 1 episode
2015 Hugh's War on Waste Herself 3 episodes
2018 Celebrity Catchphrase Herself 1 episode
2018, 2019 Lorraine Herself 2 episodes
2019 CelebAbility Herself 1 episode
2019 Coronation Street at Christmas Herself TV Special
2020 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Herself 1 episode


  1. ^ "Rosie Webster – Helen Flanagan". ITV.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ Mirror.co.uk (5 February 2012). ""I was in a bubble" - Helen Flanagan says she's looking forward to getting her life back after Corrie". mirror. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Helen Flanagan discusses 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline". The Irish News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Coronation Street Star Helen Flanagan Quits ITV Soap". BBC News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Burglars raid home of former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn: Newsquest. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  6. ^ "New Rosie Webster for Corrie". BBC News Online. 9 January 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Celebrity Super Spa Profile". Channel 5 Broadcasting. 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Flanagan to Pursue More Reality Offers". RTÉ Commercial Enterprises. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Helen Flangan tops the polls for FHM as their 'sexiest woman' in the UK". HELLO!. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  10. ^ Cole, Tom (8 March 2013). "Helen Flanagan Becomes a Celebrity Wedding Planner". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  11. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (2 May 2014). "Holby City role for ex-Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Helen Flanagan returns to Coronation Street as Rosie Webster". ITV News. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Helen Flanagan Topless in First 'Page 3' Shoot for The Sun". Huffington Post, 10 September 2013.
  14. ^ reporter, Daily Star (28 November 2012). "Twit and wisdom of Helen Flanagan". Dailystar.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  15. ^ "I'm A Celebrity Star Helen Flanagan Announces Her Most Unlikely Career Move Yet!". Her.ie. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  16. ^ Tutton, Charlotte (1 June 2018). "Helen Flanagan engagement: All the wedding details as Scott Sinclair proposes". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  17. ^ Donaldson, Laura (24 June 2018). "Helen Flanagan birth and baby details: Coronation Street star welcomes baby daughter". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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