Coronation Street actress, Helen Flanagan, has teased that she might return to acting after four years of maternity leave.

Speaking to her one million Instagram followers, the former Blackburn Westholme School pupil said she is currently working on a mystery acting project.

Helen, who left the Coronation Street cobbles in 2018 to go on maternity leave, posted a picture of herself as Rosie Webster who she had played on the soap since 2000.

One of her followers asked if she would ever go back to acting.

Helen said: “I would love to go back to acting. I am working on something at the moment.

“I have three young children and they come first in anything I do.”

Helen remained tight-lipped about the project she is “working on”.

Lancashire Telegraph: Helen Flanagan as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street. (Photo: Instagram/@hjgflanagan/ITV)Helen Flanagan as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street. (Photo: Instagram/@hjgflanagan/ITV)

Speaking to a national magazine at the end of 2021, Helen said she wanted to try some theatre but wouldn’t rule out heading back to Weatherfield after rumours surfaced that she had quit Corrie for good.

She said: "I would really love to do some theatre. I really want to focus back on my acting.

"I probably will go back to Coronation Street at some point, and I'd love to do a drama.

"I honestly don't know where these stories come from. I've never said [I wouldn’t return to Coronation Street]. The door is left open.

"I wouldn't go back at the moment… your children are only young once, so I don't want to miss out on anything."

In her Instagram Q and A, Helen also opened up about ‘mum life’.

 One follower asked the 31-year-old how she “stayed so slim” after having three children.

Helen said: “I am naturally slim. I eat what I want, when I want and do not diet.

“I run around after the kids a lot.

“I have cellulite and my tummy sticks out more now after having Charlie but I don’t care.

“I want to be a good role model for my girls and teach them to love themselves exactly how they are.”

Helen, who has recently weaned her youngest child, Charlie, off breastfeeding also offered her mum followers some tips and advice.

She said: “I had to get some child care for Charlie to help with it.

“A child minder or nursery just so he wasn’t smelling the milk on me and getting upset.

“It took me a gradual six weeks.”