Helen Flanagan

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Helen Flanagan
Born Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan
(1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 24)
Bury, England[1]
Education Westholme School
Occupation Actress, model, TV personality
Years active 2000–present
Known for Role of Rosie Webster
Television Coronation Street (2000–12)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2012)
Celebrity Super Spa (2013)

Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990)[2] is an English actress and model best known for playing the character of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street for 12 years.[3] She was voted the most attractive British candidate in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.[4][5]


Flanagan first appeared as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street in January 2000.[3] 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.[5] 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 (who plays David Platt).[5] In October 2011, Flanagan announced that she would leave Coronation Street in February 2012 to pursue other interests.[6]

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 November 2012, Flanagan participated in the twelfth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!,[4] finishing in seventh place out of the 12 celebrities who appeared.[5][7]

In September 2013, Flanagan participated and appeared in Celebrity Super Spa, a reality-television program based in a Liverpool Salon on Channel 5.

In January 2014, Flanagan starred in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner along with Hugo Taylor on Channel 5.[8]

In August 2014, Flanagan appeared as agency nurse Kirsty Brompton in an episode of Holby City.[9]


On 10 September 2013, Flanagan posed topless as a Page 3 girl in The Sun.[10][11]

In 2013, Flanagan appeared in the music video for The Neo-Kalashnikovs' song Gorgeous Baby.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Flanagan attended Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire.[4] She has previously dated Manchester City F.C. and former Wigan Athletic F.C. and Swansea City A.F.C. player Scott Sinclair,[13][14] with whom she continues to live.[4] 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.[15] In late December 2014, Flanagan announced that she is pregnant with her and Sinclair's first child.[16]

In June 2013, Flanagan and Sinclair's house in Prestbury, Cheshire was burgled.[4] Flanagan was at home on the night of the incident; the thieves escaped with a mobile phone and items of jewellery.[4] She was reported by her spokesman to be "naturally very shaken" but "unharmed".[4]


Year Title Type Role Notes
2000–12 Coronation Street TV Rosie Webster 900+ episodes[17]
2006, 2008 This Morning TV Herself Guest, 2 episodes
2006–07 Soapstar Superstar TV Herself 4 episodes
2007, 2009, 2013 Loose Women TV Herself Guest panellist, 4 episodes
2009 All Star Family Fortunes TV Herself Coronation Street V. Emmerdale special
2010 Coronation Street: A Knights Tale DVD Rosie Webster Coronation Street spin-off
2011 Just Rosie TV Rosie Webster Coronation Street spin-off, transmitted on ITV2[1]
2012 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! TV Herself Contestant, 7th Place
2012, 2013 Daybreak TV Herself Guest, 2 episodes
2013 Gorgeous Baby[12] Music video Song by The Neo-Kalashnikovs
2013, 2014 Big Brother's Bit On The Side TV Herself Panelist, 2 episodes
2013 Celebrity Super Spa TV Herself Series 1, 6 episodes
2013 Celebrity Juice TV Herself Guest, 4 episodes
2013 8 out of 10 Cats TV Herself Guest, 1 episode
2013 I Love My Country TV Herself Guest panelist, episode dated 24 August
2013 Tricked TV Herself Series 1, episode 4, episode dated 31 October
2013 The 50 Funniest Moments of 2013 TV Herself TV Documentary
2014 Fake Reaction TV Herself Guest, episode dated 2 January
2014 Celebrity Wedding Planner[8] TV Herself 1 Episode, Episode Dated: 6 January 2014
2014 Virtually Famous TV Herself 1 Episode, Episode Dated: 28 July 2014
2014 Holby City[9] TV Kirsty Brompton 1 Episode, Episode Dated: 19 August 2014, Episode Titled: "The Art of Losing"
2014[18] Fizzy Days[17][18] Film TBC Comedy[17][18]
2014[18] The Other Side of Love[17][18] Film TBC
201? Bitch[17] Film Bullying victim[17]
201? Mouse And Cat[18] Short film[13] Sophia[13] Thriller, based on a short story[13]
201? The Runaway[17] Short film[17] TBC


  1. ^ a b "Coronation Street Star Helen Flanagan Quits ITV Soap". BBC News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rosie Webster – Helen Flanagan". ITV.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "New Rosie Webster for Corrie". BBC News Online. 9 January 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Celebrity Super Spa Profile". Channel 5 Broadcasting. 2013. Retrieved 14 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 Cole, Tom (8 March 2013). "Helen Flanagan Becomes a Celebrity Wedding Planner". Radio Times (Immediate Media Company). Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Hello Boys...Flanagan Poses in Shower for First Topless Shoot". The Sun, 10 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Helen Flanagan Topless in First 'Page 3' Shoot for The Sun". Huffington Post, 10 September 2013.
  12. ^ a b Sperling, Daniel (18 July 2013). "Helen Flanagan Unveils 'Gorgeous Baby' Music Video". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d "'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. 
  14. ^ "Helen Flanagan is Enjoying the Single Life". STV. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "'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. 
  16. ^ "Helen Flanagan shows off her burgeoning baby bump in tiny turquoise bikini as she is spotted for the first time since pregnancy announcement". Daily Mail. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h "Helen Flanagan to Appear in 'Gritty' Movie Role". STV. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f 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. 

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