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Helen Flanagan: 'Corrie exit hasn't sunk in'

Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has admitted that her exit from the soap hasn't sunk in yet.

The actress filmed her last scenes as Rosie Webster last month following a 12-year stint on the ITV1 show. She left to pursue other roles and spend time with her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

"I'm taking some time out before I decide what to do next and I can't wait to have a go at cooking up some nice dinners for Scott. But that doesn't mean I'm going to do his washing - he can do that himself," Flanagan told the Daily Star Sunday.

"It hasn't quite hit me that I've actually left Corrie - it feels a little like I'm on a break - but I'm sure it will when I watch my final scenes go out. I'm planning to do that at home with Scott. My last day on set I didn't cry but it was really, really emotional.

"Somehow I managed to hold it together. It was a very special day for me and one I will never forget. They presented me with a beautiful necklace, which is just stunning. It's something that I'll cherish forever."

Helen Flanagan

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Rosie departs from Weatherfield next month when she is offered the chance star in a dating show in London.

Flanagan added: "Everyone knows me for playing Rosie so it's going to take a little while for me to leave her behind. I am an actress and I love acting but I'm not going to jump into something straightaway, as that wouldn't be right.

"I know I made the right decision leaving as it means I can now grow as a person. And with the Websters being such a big part of the Street there's always the opportunity Rosie could return to cause more trouble.

"I'd never say never to going back but at the moment I want to concentrate on what other opportunities are out there for me as an actress."

Coronation Street bosses are said to be planning to offer Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) a "mega-bucks" deal to stop her leaving the soap. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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