Brooke Vincent helped Helen Flanagan get her job back

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 February 2017
Brooke Vincent

Brooke Vincent

Brooke Vincent helped Helen Flanagan get her job back on 'Coronation Street' because she had a word with the producer

Brooke Vincent is the reason Helen Flanagan got her job back on 'Coronation Street'.

The 24-year-old actress - who portrays Sophie Webster in the long-running soap - played a major hand in the brunette beauty's return to the cobbles because she approached the show's producer Kate Oates prior to her leaving for theatre last year.

Speaking on 'This Morning' on Thursday (02.02.17), Brooke said: "I had a little bit of a hand in Helen's return. Before I left, I was speaking to Helen and I said: 'You should come back.' And she said: 'Darling I'd love to come back.' So when I was speaking to Kate Oates, who is our producer, before I left [for theatre], I said: 'Do you reckon we could bring Helen back for a bit?' And she said: 'Well, I'll see.' And the next thing we're on our way back. It's good, it's nice to have her back. When you've grown up with somebody and they are pretty much like your sister, to be back together you reminisce on all the times you've had together. You remember why you were friends in the first place. She's lovely and I love her so much. It's nice to have a laugh with her again."

Helen - who plays bolshie mega bitch Rosie Webster in the ITV show - turned her back on the programme five years ago to explore other ventures but she's thoroughly enjoyed being back on set in Manchester with her old cast mates recently.

And, although her return is something fans are excited for, Brooke doesn't know how long the 26-year-old actress will be around for because she's got to juggle her work life with caring for her 15-month-old daughter Matilda, who she has with Scott Sinclair.

Brooke explained: "I don't know how long she's back for. I hope she's back for a while. I love having her around but I'm not sure. Obviously she's got baby Matilda now so I don't know if she'll want to go off and be a mum again for a bit so I don't know."

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