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Tuesday 22 January 2019

My soccer star lover Scott soothes my panic attacks hell, says Corrie star Helen

CORONATION STREET star Helen Flanagan has found love as a WAG -- and it has helped her overcome her personal struggles.

Twenty-one year-old Helen has revealed that her romance with Swansea footballer Scott Sinclair is "the best thing to have happened to her" and has helped her deal with the trauma of her panic attacks.

The Corrie star -- who plays Rosie Webster -- has just returned to the Street after taking a three-month break to spend time with her man and recover from her on-set battles.

"I have recently suffered panic attacks and, as anyone who has ever suffered from them knows, they are very scary."

Helen was gripped by a series of attacks during filming for the soap and took a sabbatical to rest.

"I am starting to realise that they are more common than people think and that there are ways of dealing with them," she said.

Now she returns to the show with a bang tonight, as her character -- sporting a new pixie crop hairdo-- takes on the modelling world.

On hand to support his girlfriend of two years, is Scott (22), who Helen insists is 'the one'.

"Scott is an amazing person -- he's really down-to-earth. We have great banter together. He's quiet and modest and a really lovely person."

The couple are living apart due to their hectic schedules, but the distance has only helped their relationship.

"There will come a point when Scott and I live together and it will be amazing," she said.

Helen, who has been in the soap since she was nine, will enjoy fronting her own spin-off show from Corrie -- Just Rosie -- which will air online and follows the character as she breaks away from Weatherfield and tries to make it on the catwalk.

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