Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan films her final scenes as Rosie Webster

by Lynn Connolly

Well, we knew it was coming of course, but it seems to have rushed up on us…

Helen Flanagan has now filmed her final scenes as Rosie Webster, and I fear the world will never be the same again.

I don’t like change, I’m really not a fan – as per my post about Blue Peter earlier – and now, not only is Kat Kelly taking Becky McDonald off to pastures new, Helen as Rosie will be no more after the New Year. Me no likey.

However, the Daily Mail – who took the above picture of Helen’s last day of filming – report that Rosie will go out “with a fashionable bang” in her last scenes.

Helen has of course played the role of Rosie for twelve years, and was just a little girl when she began work on the Street…

Yesterday, Helen wrote on Twitter, “Last day at Coronation Street.”

The day before, she tweeted, “Just got home from Christmas Shopping in Manchester #thoughfulmeaningfulgifts.

“Can not believe its my last day at work tomorrow!

”Tonight will be my last night with my Coronation Street Scripts Much love.”

She later wrote, “Look what I brought back from my dressing room clear out… My first ever designer handbag.”

Speaking to Hello! magazine earlier this year, Helen revealed that as Rosie, she felt she couldn’t “grow as a person” anymore.

She also said that Rosie’s propensity to flaunt her body was not something that came naturally to Helen as an actress.

She said, “I like that she’s confident, whereas I’m reserved and shy. I can hide behind her.

“She’s funny and sweet too [but] I didn’t enjoy playing her when she went through a promiscuous phase. Luckily she shows more heart these days.

“But I’d give her some advice and tell her to calm down a bit. She is fiercely ambitious and worships power and money.”

Well, I guess she’s off to do her worshipping somewhere else as of January, but I’m hoping she’ll call back in from time to time!

Will you miss Rosie?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.