Coronation Street actress posts emotional message confirming she’s leaving the soap

She's expecting a baby!

Coronation Street

by Alex Ross |
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Popular Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan announced she was expecting her second child with her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair back in December. With fans wondering what the news would mean for her on-screen character, the actress has now revealed she will be temporarily leaving the show next month.

Helen, who plays the role of Rosie Webster in the ITV soap, shared a photo of herself with her on-screen mum Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor) to her Instagram page.

Showing off her growing baby bump, Helen revealed to fans that it is her last month on set, with the actress set to take time off for maternity leave. Admitting she would love to return at some point, Helen wrote, 'Love this pic we took the other day on set, love this lady 💗xxx my last month @coronationstreet before my maternity leave going to miss everyone so much especially my screen mum and sister @brookelevivincent 💗 definitely want to return as Rosie just not sure when that will be 👶❤️xxx [sic]

Fans were quick to comment on the photo wishing her luck, with some begging her to return to Coronation Street.

One user wrote, 'You are coming back?! You have too. You are so so funny my favourite', with another adding, 'Yes please come back to the street, you are fantastic and will be missed!'.

Another then wrote, 'Love you your absolutely hilarious/brilliant in coronation street! Me and my mam love ya!😍🙌 All the best with the new baba❤'. [sic]

Helen Flanagan
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Helen first announced she was expecting her second child back in December 2017. Speaking to** OK! Magazine** about their happy news, Helen's boyfriend Scott revealed it was a 'surprise'.

Scott told the publication, "It was a little bit of a surprise. I was away in Dubai with my family. Helen couldn't come as she was filming. She found out on a Thursday but had to wait until I got home five days later to tell me."

Helen then added, "I did three more tests just to make sure it was correct! I had a very strong feeling I was pregnant, so I wasn't surprised.

Helen and Scott have been dating since 2009 and welcomed their daughter Matilda into the world in June 2015.

After a five year break from Coronation Street, Helen returned to the soap last year, following her original stint between 2000-2012. As well as Corrie, Helen has appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and** Holby City.**

Helen and Scott's second child is expected to arrive later in the year.

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