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Flanagan: 'Kissing Ryan Thomas was weird'

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Rosie Webster from Coronation Street

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Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has admitted that her first on-screen kiss with Ryan Thomas was "weird".

The actress, who plays Rosie Webster in the ITV1 soap, revealed that she sees Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) as a brother, but soon got used to their characters' relationship.

Speaking of her new storyline, she told The Mirror: "Trust the writers to give it to me! I didn't have time to worry about it - or hit the gym! Ryan and I are like brother and sister so the first kiss was weird, but once we got that out of the way it was fine.

"It wasn't as passionate as it looked as Ryan was in agony from an infected tooth. But I'm glad Rosie has got a boyfriend - it shows she has a heart."

Referring to the show's upcoming 50th birthday celebrations, she added: "I've grown up on the cobbles - I started when I was nine - so the 50th anniversary is going to be emotional! It's such a legendary time to be in Coronation Street. I don't know whether Rosie will be in Corrie for 50 years though!"

Flanagan also talked about Sally Whittaker, who plays her on-screen mum, and her battle with cancer. She said: "Filming the scenes when she really did have breast cancer in real life were so emotional and difficult.

"Sally's not just my screen mum but like my real mum. It sounds a bit weird but she's like an angel to me." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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