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Helen Flanagan 'to star in Corrie spinoff'

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Rosie Webster from Coronation Street

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Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan is reportedly being lined up to star in her own spinoff show.

The series will follow her character Rosie Webster's quest for fame as a model and will initially be shown online in the same way as Ken and Deirdre's Bedtime Stories.

The Daily Star reports that Rosie will move to London to pursue her dreams and that the online spinoff could become an ITV2 show if successful.

"Helen is thrilled they're planning to use her character like this," a source said. "Everyone has been joking that Rosie's reality TV show could be bigger than Jordan's.

"We've all been watching her desperate attempts at trying to make it ever since she announced to her TV parents Kevin and Sally that she wanted to be a famous glamour model. The writers have already come up with a few ideas about what she can get up to in the Big Smoke."

A spokeswoman added: "Following huge successes with recent online-only content we will continue to commission innovative material which complements the main ITV1 show and provides something unique for the viewer."

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