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Helen Flanagan is pregnant with second child – but waited five days to tell boyfriend!

What lovely news just before Christmas!

There’s another baby on the way for Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan!

The soap actress – best known to millions of us as Rosie Webster – confirmed her happy baby news in a new interview with OK! magazine.

Helen, 27, revealed she waited five days to tell long-time footballer beau Scott Sinclair, 28, as he was away on holiday when she took the pregnancy test.

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The parents-to-be! (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

She said: “I was very happy, but I was a bit taken aback as this baby wasn’t in the plan. I knew I would feel a lot better once I’d told Scott.”

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Scott, who plays for Scottish club Celtic, added: “It was a little bit of a surprise! I was away in Dubai with my family. Helen couldn’t come as she was filming. She found out on a Thursday but had to wait until I got home five days later to tell me.”

Helen also revealed she took four pregnancy tests to be sure!

Congrats, guys!

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What a cute family (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

The couple, who have been together since 2009, are already parents to daughter Matilda, two.

While Helen and Scott said the pregnancy was a bit of a shock, Helen did say in an interview with OK! magazine two years ago that she’d love to start trying for a sibling for Matilda when the little girl turned two.

“We might give Matilda a brother or sister when she is around two,” she had said.

So bang on time, then!

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Helen says motherhood is the best thing ever (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

“I definitely want more children as it’s just the best thing in the world,” Helen added. “Scott seems happy about that too – maybe we’ll end up with our own football team.”

Helen has frequently gushed about how much she loves being a mother.

Appearing on Loose Women last year, she said: “Life has changed massively but completely for the better. I’m absolutely in my element being a mum.

“She just made me so much happier.”

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What a cutie! (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

And speaking to The Sun earlier this year, Helen said she was born to be a mother. Aww.

“Since I became a mother myself to my daughter Matilda, I understand my own mum a lot better and appreciate her more,” said Helen.

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“From the age of 10, I knew I wanted to be a parent. I used to love getting catalogues and choosing baby clothes for my imaginary future child.

“Being a mum just makes me so content and I’d definitely love more kids in the future.”

What lovely Christmas news!