HELEN FLANAGAN QUITS CORRIE
Actress Helen Flanagan is leaving Coronation Street after playing the character of Rosie Webster for 12 years.http://www.itv.com/coronationstreet/news/helenflanaganquits/
She will finish filming in December but will be on screen until February 2012.
Helen said: “I have played Rosie Webster for more than half my life and I feel that the time has come for me 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.”
Show producer Phil Collinson said: said: “We are sorry to see Helen go but wish her every success for the future.”
Helen was 9-years old when she was cast as the second actress to play Sally and Kevin Webster’s eldest daughter.
She soon became a firm favourite with fans as Rosie and mum Sally made Kevin’s life hell – forking out a fortune for private school fees and believing Rosie had the potential to be a star.
Memorable storylines followed with Rosie becoming a goth before losing her virginity at 15 to boyfriend Craig Harris and planning to run away together during a family holiday to Paris. She then started her ill-fated affair with teacher John Stape, who subsequently kidnapped her and held her captive in his grandma’s attic.
Recently Rosie has pursued her dream to become a model and has featured in Just Rosie – three spin-off episodes shown on her own website and due to be broadcast on ITV2 next week.