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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
Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan

(1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 28)
OccupationActress, model, television personality
Years active2000–present
TelevisionCoronation Street (2000–12, 2017–2018)
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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