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Jessica Sansome

Helen Flanagan reunites with ITV Coronation Street co-stars after teasing acting comeback

Helen Flanagan enjoyed a reunion with a couple of her former Coronation Street co-stars this week. The actress, who starred in the ITV soap as Rosie Webster, snapped a picture of herself with the soap star pair during a train journey from London to Manchester.

Looking fresh-faced, Bury-born Helen smiled alongside Jack P Shepherd and Colson Smith as they caught up on their train journey back home. The trio appeared to be enjoying a laugh with the David Platt and Craig Tinker actors smiling widely mid-laugh in the reunion photo.

Helen, 31, didn't leave a caption on the photo but fans may be aware that Jack and Colson had been in the capital for an appearance on Loose Women alongside their fellow Corrie star and podcast co-host Ben Price, who plays Nick Tilsley in the ITV soap.

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It comes after Helen teased her return to acting. The mum-of-three, who played Rosie in Corrie from 2000 before going on maternity leave in 2018 to have her second child Delilah, took to her Instagram page for a Q&A with her followers, urging them to ask her anything before answering the slew of questions posed by her loyal fans.

Someone asked: "Will you go back to acting?" And posting a snap of herself dressed up as her Corrie character, Helen responded: "I would love love to go back to acting and I am working on something at the moment." She then added: "I have three young children and they come first in anything I do."

Helen played Kevin Webster and Sally Metcalfe's eldest daughter, and Sophie Webster's older sister on and off in the ITV soap since she was just a child. She originally took on the role aged nine in 2000 until 2012. She then reprised the role in 2017, before going on maternity leave in June 2018 and hasn't been seen back on the cobbles since.

Helen Flanagan reunites with Corrie co-stars (Helen Flanagan Instagram)

Helen is now a doting mum to Matilda, seven, Delilah, four and toddler Charlie who she welcomed with her footballer fiance Scott Sinclair last March. She recently took to social media to highlight the benefits of spending 'quality time' with each of her children in turn.

She posted a smiley photo on her Instagram Stories of herself cuddling her first-born Matilda. In the photo mum and daughter wore matching strawberry print PJs. And she said: "I love this happy pic of me and my baby girl." Sharing her thoughts on being a mum she typed: "I think it's nice sometimes to break their routine when they are older and let them have the odd later night."

Meanwhile, Jack had a bit of nightmare making his way to the capital ahead of his TV appearance on Thursday (July 21). The soap actor took to Instagram from a train station platform, writing: "MCR - LND. Terminated at Milton Keynes." Following a group of other commuters, the soap star said: "We all had to get off and catch a connecting train to Watford station."

Jack had quite the journey to London (Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

The 34-year-old then shared a snap of people hanging around waiting for the train. "This was about 22:30. A train journey that usually takes 2 hours. People had been on the train since 17:00." But it didn't get any better when the train arrived. "Train arrived... and it was already a full train," he said.

Jack eventually made it to his desired location following another 55-minute train journey after having to get off his previous train. An annoyed Jack wrote: "Absolute p**s take [crying laughing emojis]." But he did get to be with his co-stars and the trio appeared happy to be together, posing images on their Instagram accounts.


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