Helen almost had her real sibling play on-screen sister

Helen Flanagan‘s little sister Jessica has revealed that she nearly landed the role of Helen‘s on-screen sibling in Coronation Street.

Jessica, 21, is now a student but had a brief stint as a child actress and auditioned to play Sophie Webster – the younger sister of Helen‘s character Rosie.

The part instead went to Brooke Vincent, 21, who joined the cast in 2004.

‘I did try acting years ago,’ says Jessica.

Brooke Vincent and I were down to the final two for the part of Sophie Webster in Corrie.

‘But for now I’m focused on the path I’ve chosen and I’m very excited about that.’

Jessica hopes to pursue psychotherapy and work with children while Helen, 23, has embarked on a modelling career since leaving Corrie in 2012.

Yet despite their differences the girls are frequently compared to one another.

‘People mistake me for Helen all the time,’ Jessica tells The Sun.

‘They say, “Aren’t you that girl from Corrie?”‘

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