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Jessica Sansome & Eve Beattie

Helen Flanagan's candid display of mum life as she's supported by fans

Helen Flanagan has taken to social media to share a relatable moment with her three kids.

The former Coronation Street star candidly showed how she tried - and failed - to capture a cute family snap with her kids. However she did manage to snap some candid shots instead.

The former WAG, who is known for playing Rosie Webster in the long-running ITV soap, shares three kids with her ex-fiance and former Celtic footballer Scott Sinclair.

In one of her honest updates about life as a single parent, Helen shared the results of an off-the-cuff photo session at home with her kids, Matilda, Delilah and Charlie, which she shared on Instagram on Monday, June 19, reports Manchester Evening News.

The first snap showed Helen holding onto a glass of wine as she attempted to snuggle up to her kids.

However, she appeared to be giving side-eye to Matlida and Charlie as they played around while Delilah looked on sitting patiently on the other side of her mum.

She captioned the post: "Trying to get a family picture with my kids".

Shen then continued to show her attempts at getting the posed snap which ended in them all simply giggling and smiling at the camera.

It wasn't long before her fans and followers were responding. @karendel21 said: "I think u nailed it." @lucyclark896 echoed: "Nailed it." @tracey286 commented: "Gorgeous pics of a gorgeous family." @c.g_3087 wrote: "You are all adorable- thriving." @authorjackirawlinson replied: "Aw precious moments."

Helen shared the cute snap she ended up capturing (Instagram)

@stacey.lou.359 laughed: "Couldn't be more accurate." @menagerie_restaurant shared: "Ahahaha always the way, still gorgeous though." @melissacooper89 posted: "Awww love these pics." @mhodgkiss88 typed: "Glad it’s not just me that’s used as a human jenga tower." @authorjackirawlinson added: "Aw precious moments."

It comes weeks after Helen was forced to hit back at trolls after she shared her attempts to get a sweet selfie with her toddler son.

"Charlie’s tantrums today were off the scale," Helen admitted before adding: "Trying to get pictures with my two year old."

And whilst most of her followers had the star's back, she took the opportunity to respond to some of the negative responses that came her way.

One salty response read: "You’re why he has tantrums Helen the same as Delilah has tantrums. You are so overbearing and in their face all the time. I bet they don’t have tantrums like that when they’re with Scott and his mum?

"You said before that Delilah won’t you out of her sight and has to sleep with you. What tripe…what did she do on holiday with Scott when you weren’t there?

"You are using your kids to cover up your own insecurities and making them want you constantly and turning them into needy brats. You will regret your parenting style when they’re older," they added.

Sharing the troll's comment to her Instagram Story, Helen wrote: "Very strange some comments on Instagram. As a mum I want my kids to feel really loved and happy and safe. I’m affectionate and I co-sleep because that’s how Delilah is happier and I don’t want her to cry. She will grow out of it."

Helen also hit back at another commenter, who claimed she talked to her children "like puppies". They typed: “Why do you constantly ask your kids for kiss after kiss….like it’s not normal plus the way you talk to them is like you are talking to puppies. You need to act like their mum…they need tough love and discipline." In her next post, she posted a screenshot as she wrote: "Vile comments. I just love my kids."

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