Coronation Street star 'set for comeback' on ITV soap after tough few years

Helen Flanagan is being tipped for a return to Coronation Street
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Helen Flanagan is being tipped to return to Coronation Street after leaving the soap six years ago, according to betting experts. Following an array of social media rumours last week that she'd agreed to a third stint on the ITV programme, Helen is odds-on at 4/6 to appear on the show again.

Helen is best known for playing the role of Rosie Webster in Coronation Street. Appearing on the soap from 2000 until 2012, she made a brief return in 2017 before leaving the soap again in 2018.

The reason for her departure was to "pursue other interests." Since her exit, Helen has had a tough few years as in 2022 she called time on her relationship with Bristol Rovers footballer Scott Sinclair.


Lee Astley, spokesperson for, said: "Speculation around Helen Flanagan's next move in television is rife following a series of social media clues and some fans are convinced that Rosie Webster is set for another return to the Coronation Street cast."

"Flanagan is therefore 4/6 to appear on the ITV show again, which is the leading selection in what's next for the actress, including joining the cast of Hollyoaks (7/2), Emmerdale (5/1) and EastEnders (12/1)."

The 33-year old actress shares three children with her ex-partner Scott and the pair were engaged before they parted ways. They were together for 13 years, having started dating when Helen was only 19 years-old, reports The Express.

Earlier this year, Helen was due to appear in the stage production of Cluedo 2 as Miss Scarlett, but was forced to pull out due to medical reasons. Her role was replaced by Strictly Come Dancing winner Ellie Leach.

Helen has most recently signed up to the latest series of Celebs Go Dating. She will be appearing alongside the likes of former Gogglebox star Stephen Webb, Married At First Sight UK's Ella Morgan and Love Island contestant Chris Taylor.