The actress is said to have told Scott their romance is 'over'

Helen Flanagan was seen leaving the £6,500-per-month Cheshire house she shares with boyfriend Scott Sinclair yesterday.

The ex-Coronation Street actress, 22, looked glum as she dealt with TV star Donatella Panayiotou‘s claims that she received flirty texts from the footballer.

Scott insists the saucy missives were sent by a friend.

‘His excuses are wearing thin and and Helen just wasn’t buying it yesterday,’ says a source.

‘Seeing the messages in black and white in The Sun On Sunday was like a hammer blow. She was shouting and screaming every time he protested his innocence.’

Helen and Scott have been together for four years but the blonde star is said to have told him their relationship is ‘over’ and is now staying with pals in Manchester.

She walked out of their mansion at around 1pm before returning later with parents Julia and Paul to pick up some belongings – her mum carrying a large bag.

The blow comes just days after former I’m A Celebrity contestant Helen was confronted by armed raiders in her home.

‘This is a very dark time for Helen,’ the insider tells The Sun.

‘She’s in an incredibly fragile state.’

A spokesperson for Helen declined to comment to Now Online.

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