From humble beginnings attending Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire Helen Flanagan is finally getting the profile that she has clearly craved for a long time. Helen Flanagan has been on the Nation’s screens from 2000 at the tender age of 10, meaning she has lived two thirds of her life in the spotlight to date. She is best known for her role as ‘Dozey Rosie Webster’ on Coronation Street, a role she played for 8 years, after that date however, she doesn’t appear to half lost that ‘ditsy blonde’ stereotype. In 2006, she was nominated for the awards “Villain of the Year” and “Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress” at the British Soap Awards, unfortunately not claiming either.
After leaving the show in 2012 ‘to develop her career’, it soon became clear exactly what kind of career Helen desired. In Novemeber 2012, Flanagan drew the crowds in with her appearance in the twelfth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, becoming the fifth person to be evicted that year. She certainly turned heads on the show however, thanks to several slow, sexy, showering sessions in the jungle! Another person that assisted with raising her profile was footballer Scott Sinclair, with whom she had a four year relationship, which ended recently in (fairly predictably) infidelity on the professional footballer’s side of things (I know, I’m shocked too).
I’m a Celebrity caught the eyes of several TV producers who have approached her regarded a £500,000 reality TV deal that could lead her to greater things. Helen appears to be following in the footsteps of Kerry Katona and Katie Price, having also recently posed topless for The Sun’s infamous Page 3 amid considerable criticism. Let’s hope that Helen Flanagan’s story ends a little happier than theirs! Although judging by comments from one TV source she may not be so lucky, “She’s perfect for ITV2. Her life’s a car crash and the British public love to watch it..” adding, “Since she appeared on I’m A Celeb, love her or hate her she’s fascinating to watch. She’s being viewed as the next big thing for the network.”
A self confessed ‘Girly Girl’, Flanagan is set to light up our screens with pearly whites and peroxide, maybe not the brightest spark in the celebrity world, but she certainly does have sparkle!! Check her out wearing this stunning Tresor Paris jewellery at the Chortle Comedy Awards!