The actress has left Coronation Street and gained a new super-flat tum

Helen Flanagan claims she quit Coronation Street because she didn’t like her character and wanted to spend more time with footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

But if we had a body like Helen‘s, we’d quit just so we could live on the beach and have an excuse to show off this bikini bod. Every. Single. Day.

The 5ft 3in actress has been soaking up the sun in Dubai and revealing her new super-flat tum and those amazing curves.

While Helen, 21, has always been slim, she’s lost 8lb and dropped two dress sizes since last summer – and she’s now looking more toned than ever.

The size 6 starlet – who lives in Wales with her boyfriend of two years, Swansea City player Scott, 22 – had suffered a series of panic attacks before quitting the soap at Christmas after 12 years playing Rosie Webster.

But now, two months after leaving the cobbles, she’s told pals she feels happier than ever.

Helen‘s been hitting the gym, doing cardio and swimming since filming her last scenes for Corrie. But just like the rest of us, it sometimes takes some effort to get there.

She Tweeted: Dragging myself to the gym right now… Wow! x #comeonHel.’

All that cardio’s certainly paying off!  

See our exlusive pictures of Helen Flanagan in Now magazine dated 5 March 2012 – out now!

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