Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan (born 7 August 1990) is an English actress, model, and television personality. She is known for playing the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000 to 2012. She was voted the most attractive British celebrity in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
Flanagan was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. She attended Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire.
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 September 2013 she appeared in Celebrity Super Spa, a reality-television program 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 in Coronation Street for a short stint in 2017.
Flanagan posed topless as a Page 3 girl in the 10 September 2013 edition of The Sun.
Flanagan has been in a relationship with Celtic FC winger Scott Sinclair since 2009, with whom she lives. 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.
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".
In late December 2014, Flanagan announced that she was pregnant with Sinclair's child. Their daughter, Matilda Jessica Sinclair, was born on 29 June 2015.
|2000–12, 2017||Coronation Street||Rosie Webster||893 episodes|
|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|
|2012||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||Herself||7th place|
|2013||"Gorgeous Baby"||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, 4 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|
|2014||The Other Side of Love|
|Mouse And Cat||Sophia||Short film|
|The Runaway||Short film|