Helen Flanagan lands Holby role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 May 2014
Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan

Former 'Coronation Street' actress Helen Flanagan is to play a lazy agency nurse in 'Holby City'

Helen Flanagan has landed a role in 'Holby City'.

The former 'Coronation Street' actress will play a lazy agency nurse named Kirsty in an episode of the BBC medical drama airing in July and she is thrilled to have landed the part.

She said: "I'm really pleased to be working in a show I really enjoy."

Oliver Kent, 'Holby City's executive producer, added: "We're delighted to have Helen on the show. She's going to ruffle some feathers.

"So it's definitely an episode to watch."

The 23-year-old beauty recently admitted she struggles to be taken seriously as an actress following her stint on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' in 2012.

She said recently: "I've got a few projects coming up. Reality TV ... I trained as an actress but because I went into the jungle I think sometimes it's hard for people to take you seriously as an actress.

"I'm really open-minded but I am actually a natural born actress, it's my character. But it's because I've done reality TV, and I do enjoy my modelling work. I just like to do things I enjoy, I live for now, I don't think ahead too much."

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