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'I cannot wait!' Helen Flanagan announces exciting acting comeback

Helen Flanagan is making a return to acting credit:Bang Showbiz
Helen Flanagan is making a return to acting credit:Bang Showbiz

Helen Flanagan has announced plans to return to acting.

The former 'Coronation Street' star - who played Rosie Webster on the cobbles from 2000 until her exit in 2018 - has since appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', but has largely stayed away from acting.

This week, she confirmed her casting as Miss Scarlett in a theatre production based on classic board game Cluedo.

She wrote: "I am super excited to announce that I will be making my stage debut as Miss Scarlett in the UK tour of 'Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter' @cluedostageplay. I can not wait to play this iconic character and start the tour early next year. Hope to see you all in a theatre near you in 2024."

Her former 'Corrie' co-stars and 'I'm A Celebrity' campmates were quick to react to the exciting announcement.

Lucy Fallon replied: "Ahh amazing Helen xxx"

Sally Ann Matthews commented: "Fab news! x" And Carol Vorderman added: "Hoorayyyy."

Helen had quit 'Corrie' to focus on being a mother to children Matilda, seven, Delilah, four, and Charlie, two, who she shares with footballer Scott Sinclair, 34.

And just last month, the proud mum admitted while she was desperate to return to acting, her family life meant she's too busy for a TV career.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "I definitely want to do some more acting, I really want to.

"There are so many things I want to do. But I'm just so busy with my kids.

"It's difficult. I'm sure my time will come though."

Despite happily co-parenting with Scott, with whom she split from 13 years ago, Helen has found that her hands are very full with being a mother.

Speaking with OK! last year, she recalled the horrifying moment she lost one of her children during a visit to the supermarket: "I was in a supermarket with Matilda and I must have turned my back for one second.

"I just remember having that horrible, sinking feeling [when she wandered off]. I always keep my eyes on my kids, but I couldn’t see her for about one minute.

"There’s nothing worse than that – it is the worst, worst, worst feeling in the world. I can’t explain it."