Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990) 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; she reprised the role in 2017, before going on maternity leave on 8 June 2018.
Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan
7 August 1990
Bury, Greater Manchester, England
|Television||Coronation 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)|
Flanagan first appeared as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street in January 2000. 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. 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. 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!, finishing in seventh place. In May 2013 she was voted the most attractive British celebrity in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
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. The following August she appeared as agency nurse Kirsty Brompton in an episode of Holby City. In October 2016, it was announced Flanagan would reprise her role as Rosie in Coronation Street in February 2017.
In June 2013, Flanagan and Sinclair's house in Prestbury, Cheshire was burgled. Flanagan was at home on the night of the incident; the thieves escaped with a mobile phone and items of jewellery. She was reported by her spokesman to be "naturally very shaken" but "unharmed".
|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|
|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||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||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||Coronation Street at Christmas||Herself||TV Special|
|2020||Celebrity Antiques Road Trip||Herself||1 episode|
- "Rosie Webster – Helen Flanagan". ITV.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- 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.
- "Helen Flanagan discusses 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline". The Irish News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- "Coronation Street Star Helen Flanagan Quits ITV Soap". BBC News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Burglars raid home of former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn: Newsquest. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- "New Rosie Webster for Corrie". BBC News Online. 9 January 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Celebrity Super Spa Profile". Channel 5 Broadcasting. 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Flanagan to Pursue More Reality Offers". RTÉ Commercial Enterprises. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Helen Flangan tops the polls for FHM as their 'sexiest woman' in the UK". HELLO!. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- Cole, Tom (8 March 2013). "Helen Flanagan Becomes a Celebrity Wedding Planner". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (2 May 2014). "Holby City role for ex-Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- "Helen Flanagan returns to Coronation Street as Rosie Webster". ITV News. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "Helen Flanagan Topless in First 'Page 3' Shoot for The Sun". Huffington Post, 10 September 2013.
- reporter, Daily Star (28 November 2012). "Twit and wisdom of Helen Flanagan". Dailystar.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "I'm A Celebrity Star Helen Flanagan Announces Her Most Unlikely Career Move Yet!". Her.ie. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- Tutton, Charlotte (1 June 2018). "Helen Flanagan engagement: All the wedding details as Scott Sinclair proposes". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- Donaldson, Laura (24 June 2018). "Helen Flanagan birth and baby details: Coronation Street star welcomes baby daughter". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 3 November 2019.