The actress speaks out on Instagram

Helen Flanagan wants to slim down over the summer.

The ex-Coronation Street star shared a picture of a fruit salad on Instagram yesterday and admitted that she’s hoping to shed a few pounds before she turns 24 next month.

‘Lunch 👸 💗 #notonlythisofcorse want to loose half a stone for my bday 👍,’ Helen, 23, captioned the photo.

‘not been very good on my diet recently had no routine with moving around and giving up smoking but feel more focused now 💪♥️ #slimjim.’

But Helen‘s weight loss goal sparked concern amongst her followers, with one writing: ‘You really don’t look like you need to lose weight.’

‘Youre a terrible role model,’ another commented.

The actress was quick to defend herself though and replied: ‘no I’m not I’m in a healthy weight range.’

Helen didn’t seem too upset by the controversy as she later posted a sexy smiling selfie and gushed over a picture of her and boyfriend Scott Sinclair out and about.

‘Handsome 👨♥️,’ the pretty brunette wrote.

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Anna Francis