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Helen Flanagan
Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan

(1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 29)
  • Actress
  • model
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–)

Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990)[1] is an English actress and model. 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 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]

Early life[edit]

Flanagan was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.[5] She attended Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire.[3]


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.

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][6]

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".[7]

In January 2014, Flanagan starred in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner along with Hugo Taylor on Channel 5.[8] The following August she appeared as agency nurse Kirsty Brompton in an episode of Holby City.[9]

In October 2016, it was announced Flanagan would reprise her role as Rosie in Coronation Street in February 2017.[10]

Modelling work[edit]

Flanagan posed topless as a Page 3 girl in the 10 September 2013 edition of The Sun.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Flanagan has been in a relationship with Celtic winger Scott Sinclair since 2009,[13] with whom she lives.[3] Flanagan's parents are Roman Catholic, and she has expressed that she still feels a connection to her religious roots.[14][15][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 was born in June 2015.

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.[17]


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2012, 2017–present 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[5]
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
2014 Fizzy Days
2014 The Other Side of Love
Bitch Bullying Victim[18]
Mouse And Cat[19] Sophia Short film
The Runaway Short film[18]


  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. ^ "Flanagan to Pursue More Reality Offers". RTÉ Commercial Enterprises. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  7. ^ Sperling, Daniel (18 July 2013). "Helen Flanagan Unveils 'Gorgeous Baby' Music Video". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  8. ^ Cole, Tom (8 March 2013). "Helen Flanagan Becomes a Celebrity Wedding Planner". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  9. ^ 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. ^ "Helen Flanagan returns to Coronation Street as Rosie Webster". ITV News. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Hello Boys...Flanagan Poses in Shower for First Topless Shoot". The Sun, 10 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Helen Flanagan Topless in First 'Page 3' Shoot for The Sun". Huffington Post, 10 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Helen Flanagan is Enjoying the Single Life". STV. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  14. ^ "Helen Flanagan has LOTS of kinky bedroom equipment for boyfriend Scott including nipple tassels and whips". 6 September 2014.
  15. ^ "I'm a Celebrity Star Helen Flanagan Announces Her Most Unlikely Career Move Yet!".
  16. ^ "Twit and wisdom of Helen Flanagan". Daily Star. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  17. ^ "The FULL lowdown on Corrie star Helen Flanagan's engagement to Scott Sinclair". 23 June 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Helen Flanagan to Appear in 'Gritty' Movie Role". STV. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  19. ^ 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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