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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.

Career

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. 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!, finishing in seventh place out of the 12 celebrities who appeared.

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. Also in 2013, Flanagan appeared in the music video for The Neo-Kalashnikovs’ song “Gorgeous Baby”.

In January 2014, Flanagan starred in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner along with 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.

Modelling work

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

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