Corrie: Helen Flanagan won’t do reality TV, and Terry Duckworth to open a lap dancing club!

by Lynn Connolly

News from Weatherfield today includes former star Helen Flanagan revealing that she won’t ever be tempted to do reality TV, and the Daily Mirror reporting that returning character Terry Duckworth will open a lap dancing club!

Beginning with Helen – who of course played the role of Rosie Webster – she’s been telling Inside Soap about life after Corrie, and the fact that she won’t be appearing on any reality TV shows.

She said, “I couldn’t do a programme where you’re being watched 24/7 like Big Brother or I’m A Celebrity.

“I would like to learn a new skill, so Strictly Come Dancing would be good – but I can’t dance at all, so it’s very unlikely I’d do that…

“Oh, and there’s no way I could be in Dancing On Ice. It would be far too terrifying!”

21 year old Helen went on to say that she now feels “free” since leaving the show and her character.

She said, “Now I just want to be Helen. It’s time for me to be myself.”

And while speaking to the Daily Mirror, Helen further discussed her reasons for leaving the show.

She said, “I always to myself that I was going to leave when I turned 21.

“For me the show represents my childhood and I couldn’t properly become an adult if I hadn’t left.

“It finally feels as if I’ve left my childhood behind.

“People keep asking me what I’m going to do next, but I just want to be me and live for the moment for a while.

“I’ve been on Corrie since I was 10. It hasn’t just been my job, it’s been my whole life.”

Over now to the news that returning Coronation Street character Terry Duckworth – who’s played by Nigel Pivaro – is set to open a lap dancing club in Weatherfield.

And of course, that’s going to go down like a pork chop in a synagogue with the likes of Norris and Emily, and according to the Mirror, they won’t be the only ones who object to the club opening on their doorsteps.

A Coronation Street insider told the paper, “Can you imagine the impact the place will have on the more elderly characters in the street?”

We’ll see Nigel back as Terry in April.

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.