Helen Flanagan to star in Corrie spin-off
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 March 2011
'Coronation Street' star Helen Flanagan is set to appear in her own spinoff show as her saucy alter-ego tries to find fame as a glamour model in London
'Coronation Street' star Helen Flanagan is set to appear in her own spinoff show.
The 21-year-old actress - who plays saucy Rosie Webster in the ITV1 soap - will see her alter-ego leave the cobbles of Weatherfield in an attempt to find fame as a glamour model in the bright lights of London.
Although the details are yet to be finalised, TV insiders say the new show - which will follow past 'Corrie' spinoffs 'Gary's Army' and 'Ken and Deirdre's Bedtime Stories' - will be shown online before possibly being put on the small screen on ITV2.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Helen is thrilled they're planning to use her character like this. Everyone has been joking that Rosie's reality TV show could be bigger than Jordan's.
"We've all been watching her desperate attempts at trying to make it ever since she announced to her TV parents Kevin and Sally that she wanted to be a famous glamour model. The writers have already come up with a few ideas about what she can get up to in the Big Smoke."
A spokeswoman for the ITV1 soap also confirmed the show's producers are planning more online spinoffs.
She said: "Following huge successes with recent online-only content we will continue to commission innovative material which complements the main ITV1 show and provides something unique for the viewer."