Helen has been spotted leaving the home she shared with footballer Scott

Poor Helen Flanagan‘s having a tough time.

Her footballer boyfriend of three and a half years Scott Sinclair has been accused of sexting ‘TV presenter’ Donatella Panayiotou (no, I’ve never heard of her either) and although he’s denied it, Helen‘s reportedly moved out of their home and told him it’s over for good.

No doubt Helen will be devastated if Scott has been flirting with another woman, but I really hope she kicks him into touch. Because judging by her infamous stint on I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here! she needs to stand on her own two feet.

After all, this is the girl who admits she’s scared of the dark. And heights. And, er, twigs.

Now it’s one thing to be endearingly ditzy. It’s quite another to be unable to cope with everyday life.

So Helen, if it’s all over with Scott, here’s why I think that’s a good thing: this is your chance to be (cue Destiny’s Child) an independent woman and rely on you.

As long as you’ve got the support of your mates and your family, you’ll be fine.

For the love of God, don’t rush straight into another relationship.

Forget settling down and having babies for now – you’re only 22 so there’s plenty of time for all that.

Oh, and no more surgery. You. Don’t. Need. It.

Cos you need to work out how to be strong and confident within yourself.

And that means not relying on someone else to make you happy.

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