Former 'Coronation Street' star Helen Flanagan has revealed that she and long-term boyfriend Scott Sinclair are expecting their first baby - and we don't think it's possible for her to be any more thrilled!

Helen Flanagan in London
Congratulations to Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair on their baby news

The 24-year-old actress, who appeared on the reality show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' in 2012, confirmed the news on Twitter this morning (December 22nd 2014) in a short message, suggesting that she and Sinclair will be welcoming their baby by the time the summer months come around.

'Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited xxx', she wrote, with an emoticon of a baby and a heart tagged on the end. She later thanked her followers for the 'kind messages', while re-Tweeting comments from her photographer friend Stacey Clarke and her former co-star Brooke Vincent.

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The news could not have been more welcome for the couple, with Helen having previously admitted to being broody and confessing that she was 'ready to have a baby' with Sinclair in an interview with the Daily Mail. 'I don't think I'm ready for marriage, but I've always wanted to have children', she said. 'I always feel broody, I've been broody since I was about 18! I absolutely love children, I really really do. I probably would do it before marriage as I feel more ready to have a baby than get married. I think it would be an absolute dream to be a mum. I would love it.'

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Helen and Sinclair have been dating for six years, though split briefly in 2013 after she discovered he had been sending inappropriate messages to Donatella Panayiotou. That all seems to be water under the bridge now, as this gorgeous couple prepare to nurture a family of their own. Congratulations!