The re-birth of rebellious Rosie! Helen Flanagan to return to Coronation Street as hell-raising bombshell after a five year break

  • Actress has been focusing on raising 16-month-old daughter Matilda

She managed to seduce her teacher, annoy her parents by becoming a topless model and broke Jason Grimshaw's heart.

And Rosie Webster is set to bring her own very special brand of carnage back to the cobbles, as Helen Flanagan is to return to Coronation Street after a five-year break.

Having left the soap in 2012, the actress, 26, will reprise the role she made famous at the end of the year - with her first scenes airing in February 2017.

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She's back! Rosie Webster is set to bring her own very special brand of carnage back to the cobbles, as Helen Flanagan is to return to Coronation Street

Helen, who played the character for 12 years, is due to start filming scenes at the end of the year.

The vivacious brunette will come bouncing back into her mother and father's lives when she arrives back in Weatherfield from Miami alongside younger sister, Sophie.

Details of the storyline that sees her return are being kept under wraps, though she should be safe from any revenge reprisals carried out by John Stape (the teacher she seduced).

Speaking about her return to the soap, Helen said: 'I'm so excited to be returning to Coronation Street and being part of the Webster family again.'

The Webster returns: Having left the soap in 2012, the actress, 26, will reprise the role she made famous at the end of the year - with her first scenes airing in February 2017 

The Webster returns: Having left the soap in 2012, the actress, 26, will reprise the role she made famous at the end of the year - with her first scenes airing in February 2017 

'I'm so excited to be returning to Coronation Street and being part of the Webster family again.': Helen  is due to start filming scenes at the end of the year

'I'm so excited to be returning to Coronation Street and being part of the Webster family again.': Helen  is due to start filming scenes at the end of the year

Corrie boss Kate Oates said that it was the 'ideal time' to bring the character back, explaining: 'The Websters have missed Rosie and so have we. 

'With Sophie away on holiday with her sister it seemed like the ideal time to bring Rosie back home with her for a visit. 

'We are delighted that Helen is as keen explore what Rosie has been up to away from the cobbles as we are.'

Ready to break some hearts? The vivacious brunette will come bouncing back into her mother and father's lives when she arrives back in Weatherfield from Miami alongside sister Sophie

Ready to break some hearts? The vivacious brunette will come bouncing back into her mother and father's lives when she arrives back in Weatherfield from Miami alongside sister Sophie

Back in time: The character was a regular fixture on the Northern soap from 1990-2012. Played for nine years by Emma Collinge, Helen took over the role in 2000 (pictured in 2003)

Back in time: The character was a regular fixture on the Northern soap from 1990-2012. Played for nine years by Emma Collinge, Helen took over the role in 2000 (pictured in 2003)

It's currently four years since Rosie left the street to pursue sate her lust for fame, but her mother Sally has been away to visit her regularly - dropping hints on her return of what Rosie is up to.

The character was a regular fixture on the Northern soap from 1990-2012, and was played for nine years by Emma Collinge before Helen took over the role in 2000.

The eldest daughter of mechanic Kevin and local snob and gossip Sally, Rosie has caused her own fair share of drama on the cobbles.

After rebelling and becoming a goth, Rosie embarked on a disastrous affair with teacher John Stape which resulted in her being kidnapped.

Remember him? The eldest daughter of mechanic Kevin and local snob and gossip Sally, Rosie has caused her own fair share of drama on the cobbles - including an affair with John Stape

Remember him? The eldest daughter of mechanic Kevin and local snob and gossip Sally, Rosie has caused her own fair share of drama on the cobbles - including an affair with John Stape

Life after the street: After leaving the soap in 2012 Helen had a stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2013 before taking a career break to start a family

Life after the street: After leaving the soap in 2012 Helen had a stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2013 before taking a career break to start a family

Turning her eye to modelling and fame Rosie became a favourite among the Street's male population, though she found time to out father Kevin's affair with best-friend Tyrone Dobb's wife, Molly.

After leaving the soap in 2012 Helen had a stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2013 before taking a career break to start a family.

The actress has used her time out of the limelight to start a family with her long-term partner, the footballer Scott Sinclaire, and in 2015 she gave birth to the couple's first child, Matilda.

Speaking to ITV's Loose Women earlier this year, she said that being a mother to the 16-month-old tott had changed her priorities in life.

'[Matilda] has made me so much happier,' she explained. 'It changes your priorities and you realise what’s important but I am completely besotted with her.'

Adding: 'It is really full on but you don’t realise how much until you actually become a mother yourself.'

'It changes your priorities': The actress has used her time out of the limelight to start a family with her long-term partner, Scott Sinclaire, and in 2015 she gave birth to her first child, Matilda

'It changes your priorities': The actress has used her time out of the limelight to start a family with her long-term partner, Scott Sinclaire, and in 2015 she gave birth to her first child, Matilda

 

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