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Helen Flanagan reveals daughter’s excitement for new baby

Corrie actress is now 32 weeks pregnant with her second child

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Pregnant Helen Flanagan has said her young daughter Matilda can’t wait to meet her little sister.

The Coronation Street actress is currently 34 weeks pregnant with her second child, which will be another daughter.

With the clock counting down until her due date, Helen has been getting her hospital bag ready – along with some help from little Matilda, two.

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Miss pretty helping mummy get bits for her hospital bag today and things for her little sister 💓I think Matilda will be amazing with her little sister, recently she’s been saying “baby sister” and I think she’ll be really excited. Going to do my upmost for Matilda to feel like she’s really involved and has an important role as a sister. Going to let her choose what baby grow her baby sister will wear that day ect… i think if anything she’ll be very much “my baby” 😄x I think it’s daunting for any second time mum to think how they are going to share their time and attention with the two especially when you have doted on your first born so much x we were in @mothercareuk here and it’s one of my faves for clothes for Matilda, have lots of really pretty pink super girly things which Matilda loves and it helps in the morning that we have no paddy’s with what she is wearing that day 😄x 💞

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Helen, 27, shared a picture to Instagram overnight, showing Matilda dragging a shopping basket along behind her as she helped Helen pick out bits and pieces for the baby.

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Her caption read: “Miss pretty helping mummy get bits for her hospital bag today and things for her little sister 💓.”

Helen went on to discuss Matilda’s attitude about the upcoming arrival, and how she’ll keep Matilda included when the new baby arrives.

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Helen is 34 weeks pregnant with her second child (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

“I think Matilda will be amazing with her little sister, recently she’s been saying ‘baby sister’ and I think she’ll be really excited,” wrote Helen.

“Going to do my upmost for Matilda to feel like she’s really involved and has an important role as a sister. Going to let her choose what baby grow her baby sister will wear that day etc… I think if anything she’ll be very much ‘my baby’ 😄.

“I think it’s daunting for any second time mum to think how they are going to share their time and attention with the two especially when you have doted on your first born so much.”

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Helen has said she’ll keep Matilda involved as much as she can with the new baby (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

Helen and her Celtic footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair, 29, announced over Christmas that a second baby was on the way.

At the time, Helen told OK! magazine that Matilda was hoping for a little sister – and she got her wish!

She said: “[Matilda] is a very loving little girl. I know she will be a little, ‘What’s going on?’ at first, but she’ll cope.”

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Helen with Matilda and Scott at Celtic’s last league game of the season (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

Helen added:  “I have such a strong bond with Matilda. I would never let her feel [left out]. I tell her she’s my best friend. Scott is hands on so he will look after the baby if I want to pop out with Matilda.”

The soap actress is currently on maternity leave from Corrie, after filming her final scenes as Rosie Webster.

Speaking about her exit on Loose Women, she teased: “I’m going out in very much a Rosie style – the storyline is hilarious. But I have enjoyed that about my character, doing comedy has been great.”

Helen has said Rosie will return, there’s just no timeline for when it will happen.

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