The actress recently announced that she is leaving her role as Rosie Webster after 12 years in the part.
Reports today suggest that Flanagan made her decision because she wants to be closer to her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair, who plays for Swansea City. The pair will reportedly start house-hunting together in the New Year.
"Helen is so in love," a source told The Sun. "She's made no secret of the fact that Scott is the one. Something had to give."
Meanwhile, an insider told The Mirror: "Helen and Scott have been going from strength to strength but the distance between them while she works on Coronation Street has put a bit of strain on them."
Flanagan will finish work on Coronation Street at Christmas and her final scenes as Rosie will air in February 2012.
Announcing her decision to quit on Sunday, the 21-year-old explained: "I have played Rosie for more than half my life and I feel the time has come for me to move on and try something new. I am very excited about what the future might hold for me.
"I have loved playing Rosie and during my time growing up on Corrie, I have made some amazing friends and learnt an awful lot."
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