CORONATION Street star Helen Flanagan has revealed that she is looking forward to spending time with her boyfriend - ex Latics player Scott Sinclair.
The Bolton actress filmed her final scenes as Rosie Webster earlier this month following her decision to bow out from her role after 12 years.
She is now planning to set up home with Scott, who currently plays for Swansea City.
She said: “I can’t wait - it’s going to be amazing. It will be so nice to just be a proper couple and do things together without having limited time.
“It’s been tough. Sometimes I was working from 6am, finishing at 9pm and then driving down to Swansea to see him. I felt like I was two different types of Helen - relaxed and chilled when I was with Scott, and then crazy busy when I was back in Manchester and working. I can’t wait to just do normal things together without the stress of travelling.”
The 21-year-old hopes to be pursue other acting roles, as well as try modelling.
She added: “I’ve got a few things in the pipeline, but I want to keep that back for myself at the moment. Most importantly I’m really looking forward to a new start and having total freedom to be myself.”
The star admitted she left the soap as she found it difficult playing her character’s sexy side, as she was reserved and shy.
But she added she will miss her Coronation Street co-stars: “We really are like family.
“I’m incredibly close to Sally Dynevor, my on-screen mum, and Brooke Vincent, my on-screen sister Sophie. But we’ll keep in touch.”