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Helen Flanagan's baby daughter Delilah makes TV debut on Lorraine

Lorraine was smitten with three-month-old Delilah

Helen Flanagan's baby daughter Delilah made her TV debut on Monday as she joined her mum on ITV's Lorraine.

The Coronation Street actress cuddled three-month-old Delilah as she chatted to Lorraine Kelly about life as a mum of two and her plans to wed fiancé Scott Sinclair.

Lorraine introduced Helen and Delilah to viewers by saying: "Oh, Helen, she is beautiful! She is an absolutely wee cracker!"

What a cutie! (Credit: ITV)

Helen, 28, said Delilah is "such a good baby" and her elder daughter Matilda, three, is a brilliant big sister. "She absolutely loves her. I'm so proud of her. She's so good with Delilah. She absolutely loves her."

She gave birth to Delilah in June, just weeks after Celtic footballer Scott popped the question.

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Helen said Delilah has colic at the minute (Credit: ITV)

Helen said: "Me and Scott have been together for 10 years, we've had two children. We're doing the hard bit now really. I already feel like I'm married to him anyway. We already feel like we're married!

"I definitely want to get married. It'd be nice to have the nice dress and it'd be nice for the girls.”

I definitely want to get married. It'd be nice to have the nice dress and it'd be nice for the girls.

Helen said she and Scott haven't got a wedding date yet (Credit: ITV)

Helen said she loves living in Glasgow, where Scott is based for his football, even if it means she's away from her family.

"Most of the time it's just me and Scott really and he can be away for away games but I feel like if my mum or mother in law was around the corner... I feel you grow with your confidence more if you're on your own with the kids as you just get into the swing of it.

"Scott is brilliant with Matilda. I take over with Delilah as I'm breastfeeding and he takes over with Delilah."

Helen also opened up about wanting to inspire breastfeeding mothers to feed in public, especially after a "bad experience" in the past.

"I've only had one bad experience. I think Delilah was three weeks old. I was breastfeeding in Starbucks and there was a girl opposite me, I was quite shocked, as another woman, she was making some not very nice remarks to her boyfriend," recalled Helen.

"With breastfeeding, I feel the more you breastfeed in public, your confidence grows. If you just concentrate on your baby you become unaware of anyone else anyway. I do think it’s a great thing. To use my Instagram to promote feeding with confidence.

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"I don’t think it makes you a better mum if you breastfeed. A happy mummy is a happy baby so whatever you decide to do. It’s just something I’m passionate about, the breastfeeding."

Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.

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