Helen Flanagan could quit Corrie over attacks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2011
Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan is reportedly considering quitting her role as Helen Flanagan in 'Coronation Street' because of the panic attacks she has been suffering from

Helen Flanagan is reportedly considering quitting 'Coronation Street' because of her panic attacks.

The 21-year-old actress has told bosses she is contemplating leaving the ITV soap when her contract ends in March because she is worried about the negative effects the show is having on her health.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It's no secret Helen has been struggling recently. She's been working hard and the stress has got to her. Experiencing those panic attacks has shaken her up really badly.

"She has said she doesn't want to renew her contract. Corrie may have to face up to life without Rosie Webster."

However, producer Phil Collinson is a big fan of the character and is determined to do everything he can to keep her on the programme.

The sexy star - who was spotted fleeing the set in tears in August after shooting semi-naked modelling scenes - has been open about the panic attacks she has been suffering since returning to Weatherfield in July following a three-month break.

The actress recently said: "Anyone who has ever suffered from them knows they are very scary. I did have one at work and everyone was very understanding but I didn't know what might have caused it. I am trying to work out what triggers them so that I can start to deal with them and move forward."

Helen - who is dating Swansea City footballer Scott Sinclair - has been in the show since she was nine.

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