Helen Flanagan will 'sex up' Coronation Street
Helen Flanagan's return to 'Coronation Street' will help "sex up" the show.
Kym Marsh - who portrays pregnant barmaid Michelle McDonald - is thrilled her friend is making a comeback to the programme as feisty busty brunette model Rosie Webster next year along with Chris Gascoyne, who plays recovering alcoholic Peter Barlow, and some of his hunky relatives as she thinks the long-running soap could do with some blood-pumping action.
Writing in her column for OK! magazine, she said: "I think 'Corrie's being sexed up a bit, what with all the new Barlow boys and Helen's return in the new year.
"I can understand why people want to spread their wings and try new things after being in a soap for years, but I can also understand wanting to return."
Helen announced she was returning to the show last week after she walked away from the cobbles five years ago in order to focus on modelling and give birth to her and her boyfriend Scott Sinclair's 15-month-old daughter Matilda.
And, although she's no doubt got reservations about leaving her little one while she shoots her scenes, Kym thinks a return is just what Helen needs.
She explained: "It's been five years since Helen left and she's now a mum to Matilda and 'Corrie's such a lovely place to work when you have a family as it gives you stability and structure, which you don't often get as an actor."
Details on the 26-year-old actress' return are being kept tightly under wraps for now, but show boss Kate Oates has teased that it'll be great to see Rosie reunite with her sister Sophie - played by Brooke Vincent - in Weatherfield.
She said recently: "The Websters have missed Rosie and so have we. With Sophie away on holiday with her sister it seemed like the ideal time to bring Rosie back home with her for a visit. We are delighted that Helen is as keen explore what Rosie has been up to away from the cobbles as we are."