Helen Flanagan’s fans are certain she is expecting a baby boy in the spring.
The former Coronation Street actress, 30, posted a photo on Instagram posing with her baby bump on full show on Thursday.
And the snap welcomed some comments from the star’s fans as they thought it was very telling.
She asked the question: “Boy or girl?”
Many were convinced Helen’s bump was “all at the front”, which they think suggests she is going to be having a little boy with her fiancé Scott Sinclair.
One commented: “Boy it’s all at the front.”
“I think the same… Boy, as all up front,” another shared.
It comes after the doting mum-to-be, who shares two daughters Matilda and Delilah with her footballer beau, candidly told her fans she will not have another baby after her third pregnancy.
The actress is in her final trimester as she’s seven months along.
However she explained it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows as she opened up about chronic sickness and back pain throughout her current pregnancy.
“Finally in my third trimester. 7 months now,” Helen shared on her Instagram.
Posing in lingerie, she showed off her bump in full, adding: “I’ve definitely found this pregnancy a challenge after having a hyperemesis gravidarum pregnancy and I’ve not really felt like myself since I fell pregnant I still have nausea most days but just grateful that I don’t have hyperemesis gravidarum anymore and can be a mum to the girls and get about doing things.
“I do feel anxious about my labour. I’ve always had a bit of a fear about giving birth and I have been scared before each labour though I’ve been really lucky to have two really good positive labours.”
She went on to address the back pain, saying: “I have quite a lot of back pain in this pregnancy and juggling the two girls can sometimes hurt my back more but I’m finding a hot water bottle and baths really help. Scott usually takes over with the bed/bath time routine with the girls but has broke his hand recently in a game.”
However the TV personality revealed she is very excited to welcome her third child, but declared it will be her last.
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Jane Danson and husband Robert Beck beamed from ear-to-ear as they took their pooch on a walk in Cheshire.
The Coronation Street stars – who tied the knot in 2005 – were seen enjoying each other’s company as they each clutched a coffee during their romantic stroll.
The actress, 42, was seen holding the leash as their sweet Labrador led the way.
Robert, 52, wrapped up warm for the occasion, opting for a green coat and a pair of jeans.
The actor paired his casual look with a black hat and scarf, as well as a pair of brown boots.
Meanwhile Jane – who plays Leanne Battersby on the ITV soap – wore a mid-length coat with black jeans and black combat boots.
The mum-of-two wore a pair of gloves for an extra layer of warmth as she accessorised with a brown cross-body bag.
The pair seemed to be in good spirits as they beamed during the outing near their home.
Jane has been a staple star on Corrie, starring in the hit soap from 1997 to 2000, then again from 2004 onwards.
Meanwhile Robert was a later addition to the soap, joining the cast in 2008 until his departure the following year.
The pair originally met at the first ever British Soap Awards ceremony back in 1999.
Rob previously revealed: “We met at the first ever Soap Awards back in 1999. I was in Emmerdale at the time. Jane came over and introduced herself.”
And the Corrie star said approaching her then-future husband was out of character for her.
“I’m not the world’s most confident person but I’d had a crush on Rob since I was 15, so I thought, I have to speak to him, it’s fate,” she said.
And the actress says life at home is more perfect than she could have hoped.
“Rob’s absolutely my best friend in the world. We’ve only had about two rows in twenty years. I’m not saying we don’t get on each other’s nerves sometimes but we’re a strong team and we’ve always allowed each other to be individuals,” she said.
They then went on to tie the knot in 2005, and have since welcomed two boys.
The pair are proud parents to 14-year-old Harry and 11-year-old Sam.
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Coronation Street bosses and stars have paid tribute to actor Mark Eden after his death at the age of 92.
The soap star passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday January 1, after a battle with Alzheimer’s, his agent has confirmed.
The actor – who was best known for playing TV villain Alan Bradley in Corrie from 1986 to 1989 – leaves behind his wife Sue Nicholls, 77, who still plays Audrey Roberts in the ITV soap.
Eden had been living with Alzheimer’s disease ‘for some time’, and was hospitalised in November.
‘We are hugely saddened’: Coronation Street bosses shared a touching tribute to actor Mark Eden, who played Alan Bradley, on Instagram on Friday after the star’s death at the age of 92
The show’s bosses shared a tribute to Mark on Instagram after news of his death was reported on Friday, writing: ‘We are all hugely saddened to hear that Mark Eden passed away peacefully, in hospital, earlier today.
‘Our love and thoughts go out to Sue and their family and friends at this time.’
While soap star Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe, posted a tribute to Eden on Instagram Stories, calling him a ‘beautiful man and brilliant actor.’
Eden’s on-screen daughter Sally Ann Matthews, who played Jenny, also remembered the star sharing the same snap and penning: ‘I loved this man so much. Thank you for being the most wonderful TV dad, teacher and friend.’
Eden played baddie Alan Bradley on the ITV soap in the 80s. His time on The Cobbles came to an end when his character was killed by a Blackpool tram.
Icon: Coronation Street fans will know Mark as baddie Alan Bradley who appeared on the ITV soap in the 80s (pictured with his on-screen daughter Jenny, played by Sally Ann Matthews)
A statement from his agent said: ‘We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.
‘He died peacefully, in hospital, earlier today, January 1, 2021. Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for some time, and was hospitalised in November.
‘Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years in Coronation Street as character Alan Bradley.
‘He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Paul and grand-daughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.’
Remembering him: Fellow Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor also shared a snap of Eden as she penned ‘beautiful man and brilliant actor RIP’
‘I loved this man so much’: Sally Ann Matthews who played Eden’s on-screen daughter Jenny, shared the same black and white image and wrote: ‘ Thank you for being the most wonderful TV dad, teacher and friend’
Peaceful passing: The actor passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday, after a battle with Alzheimer’s (pictured in 1960)
The death – which happened after he chased character Rita Fairclough – has become one of Corrie’s most famous scenes and was watched by 21.4million viewers.
Mark, whose birth name was Douglas John Malin, was first married to his first wife Joan Long from 1953 until 1959.
The couple welcomed son David in 1957, but the actor, musician and composer tragically died in 2017.
Mark met his second wife, Diana Smith (who later used the stage name Diana Eden), in 1971 with the pair getting married two years later and going on to have a daughter named Polly.
Sad news: He leaves behind his wife Sue Nicholls, 77, who plays Audrey Roberts in the ITV soap (pictured together in 2016)
Long-term love: The actor tied the knot with third wife – and former Coronation Street co-star – Sue Nicholls in 1993 (pictured together in 1995)
The actor tied the knot with third wife – and former Coronation Street co-star – Sue Nicholls in 1993.
The London-born actor’s autobiography, titled Who’s Going To Look At You?, was published in 2010.
Sue, who doesn’t have any children of her own, told The Mirror in October 2019: ‘I met Mark late in life, I was nearly 40, so children just didn’t happen.
Tributes: Soap fans also shared their sadness at news of Eden’s death, with one calling him the first ‘super villain’ of Coronation Street
‘As much as I’d have liked it, I didn’t have a family to bring up and worry about… maybe that’s helped keep me young.
‘I’ve never dwelled on it and I’m glad in a way because I probably wouldn’t have been in the show all these years if I’d had children.
‘It’s probably why I love coming to work. I get my family here. I’ve got surrogate children and grandchildren.’
Although achieving great success during his acting career, Eden didn’t have his first role until he was almost 30.
Widower: Sue doesn’t have any children of her own, and said October 2019: ‘I met Mark late in life, I was nearly 40, so children just didn’t happen’ (pictured together in August 1998)
He told the Daily Express in 2013: ‘I contracted tuberculosis, spent two years in a sanatorium, worked on the fairgrounds, got married… in fact, I was almost 30 by the time I joined Everyman Theatre Group in Ramsgate.’
After appearing on the stage, Eden’s first on screen credit was for his part in in Quatermass And The Pit which came out in 1958.
As well as Coronation Street, Mark also appeared in TV series The Avengers before playing the role of Marco Polo Doctor Who in 1963. He then starred in 1965 film Doctor Zhivago.
In more recent years he had roles in TV shows Doctors and Casualty. His final on-screen title was TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, where he played Donald Baverstock, in 2013.
WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, in which build-up of abnormal proteins causes nerve cells to die.
This disrupts the transmitters that carry messages, and causes the brain to shrink.
More than 5 million people suffer from the disease in the US, where it is the 6th leading cause of death, and more than 1 million Britons have it.
As brain cells die, the functions they provide are lost.
That includes memory, orientation and the ability to think and reason.
The progress of the disease is slow and gradual.
On average, patients live five to seven years after diagnosis, but some may live for ten to 15 years.
Loss of short-term memory
Difficulties dealing with money or making a phone call
Severe memory loss, forgetting close family members, familiar objects or places
Becoming anxious and frustrated over inability to make sense of the world, leading to aggressive behavior
Byker Grove creator Adele Rose who propelled Ant and Dec to stardom and was Coronation Street’s longest-serving writer has died aged 87
Adele Rose’s husband said she died from pneumonia in a hospital on Monday
Peter Chadwick paid tribute to wife, saying: ‘She had a huge sense of humour’
Born in Salford, Adele wrote nearly 460 episodes of Corrie from 1961 to 1998
She also created Byker Grove, a drama centred around a Newcastle youth club
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Byker Grove creator Adele Rose, who propelled Ant and Dec to stardom and was Coronation Street’s longest-serving writer, has died at the age of 87.
The writer’s husband, Peter Chadwick, said she died from pneumonia in a hospital on Monday after developing the condition around one week ago.
He told Chronicle Live: ‘She developed pneumonia about a week ago and never got over it. She passed away in the local hospital, where she had the best care.’
Born in Salford, Adele wrote nearly 460 episodes of the television soap from 1961 to 1998, after being encouraged to put forward a sample script by writer Jack Rosenthal while working as a secretary at Granada Television.
Byker Grove creator Adele Rose (pictured above), who propelled Ant and Dec to stardom and was Coronation Street ‘s longest-serving writer, has died at the age of 87
Ant and Dec starring in Byker Grove at the 10th anniversary of the show in Tyneside. Adele created the drama after being approached by TV executive Andrea Wonfor in 1989
Mr Chadwick paid tribute to his wife, saying: ‘She had a huge sense of humour which was often quite naughty and quite wicked.
‘She loved writing the battleaxes in Coronation Street.’
Adele created Byker Grove, a drama set in Newcastle centred around a youth club that launched the careers of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnell, after being approached by TV executive Andrea Wonfor in 1989.
Ant and Dec played best mates on the show and starred in one of the most famous episodes when PJ was blinded in a paintballing accident.
The hit drama, which was home to a band of angst-ridden teenagers, came to an end after 17 years in 2006 when its stars left to go their separate ways.
Adele also wrote for BBC’s Z-Cars and ITV’s Robin’s Nest and Bless This House. She retired with her husband in the Cotswolds in 2000.
Peter met his wife at the Millionaire Club in Manchester when they were both in their 40s and he worked for the Daily Mail.
The couple were together for more than 40 years and married 10 years ago. They both had children from earlier marriages.
Adele leaves behind her son, Steve, and grandson, Daniel. Her daughter, Carrie, passed away several years ago aged 57 after contracting sepsis.
Adele and John Finch, the script writers of Coronation Street, pictured. Born in Salford, Adele wrote nearly 460 episodes of the television soap from 1961 to 1998
The pioneering TV writer who created groundbreaking Tyneside teen soap Byker Grove has died, aged 87.
Adele Rose was best known for being Coronation Street ’s most prolific and longest serving writer, as well as being the soap’s only female writer in its early years.
The author of almost 460 episodes of Corrie between 1961 and 1998, Adele was considered by many fans to be its best, and wrote particularly strong parts for female actors.
Chronicle Live reported that she became part of the North East’s cultural landscape in 1989, when she was approached by TV executive Andrea Wonfor to do a one-off drama about a youth club.
A full series followed in 1990, and Byker Grove ultimately became the longest running networked TV show to come out of Tyneside.
During its 17 years, the show won an array of awards and attracted four million-plus viewers on a regular basis – making it one of children’s TV’s top-rating shows.
Byker Grove launched the careers of North East stars including Ant and Dec, Jill Halfpenny and Donna Air, and tackled issues other children’s shows steered clear of, including, homosexuality, bullying, alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, abortion and drug-taking.
Adele’s husband Peter Chadwick, who lived in Newcastle while working for the Sunday Express, said she “fell in love with the area”.
Peter has paid tribute to his “warm and funny” partner of more than 40 years after she died from pneumonia on December 28.
Adele also leaves behind a son, Steve, and grandson, Daniel. Tragically, her daughter Carrie died several years ago after contracting sepsis.
Born in Salford, she originally worked at Granada Television as a secretary, and was encouraged to submit a sample script for Coronation Street by Jack Rosenthal.
Peter said: “She rang the producer and said, ‘All the strong characters in this programme are women, but you’ve got no women writers. Well, I’m a woman and I’m a writer.’”
Adele wrote episode 40 of the soap in 1961, and continued to write for it until she was nearly 70, winning a BAFTA for her work in 1993.
A prolific TV writer, her other credits include Heartbeat, Angels, Z Cars, The Dustbinmen and Robin’s Nest. She also wrote for Crossroads under a different name.
Peter said: “She had her own comedy called Girls About Town, but she said that if she had written it now she would have been able to give them a far more colourful life.
“She also had a programme called Second Chance about an amicable divorce, based on her own experiences.”
Adele and Peter met when both were in their 40s, after being introduced by Peter Stringfellow at his Millionaire Club in Manchester.
“At the time I was working for the Daily Mail,” Peter said.
“He had a Miss Millionaire competition, and I was asked to be a judge. When I got there one of the other judges was Adele – she was there because of her Coronation Street fame.”
The couple, who both had children from previous marriages, were together for 40 years and married 10 years ago.
Peter said: “I worked in Newcastle for the Sunday Express, and I love the area. I was always saying we ought to go and visit it, which we did, and she fell in love with it.”
In 1989 Adele was approached to write a children’s series set in Newcastle, and Byker Grove was born.
Peter said: “She wrote the first three series by herself, but she was very busy with Coronation Street and they appointed a team of writers, but she still had a creative credit until it ended.”
Set in Byker, though filmed primarily in the West End, the show portrayed the lives of children aged 11 to 16.
More than 6,000 youngsters appeared in it over the years after producers plucked unknown schoolchildren from the area to star in the series.
The show, which took applications only from youngsters on Tyneside, was seen as a platform for launching the careers of the region’s young actors.
At one point Adele was named by the TV Times as one of the most powerful women in television, but Peter said, “She thought it was a lot of nonsense.
“It never occurred to her that she was doing something brilliant with her writing because it was so natural.
“When she was at school she had to write an essay about people on a bus, and she wrote about Spain. She hadn’t the foggiest idea what Spain was like, but she’s always been a writer.”
After a long career, she retired to the Cotswolds with Peter in 2000.
Adele was devastated when her daughter Carrie died at the age of 57 after contracting sepsis.
Peter said: “She never really recovered and went downhill. In June she fell over and broke her hip, which didn’t help.
“Then she developed pneumonia about a week ago and never got over it. She passed away in the local hospital, where she had the best care.”
Paying tribute to his wife, Peter said: “She had a huge sense of humour which was often quite naughty and quite wicked. She loved writing the battleaxes in Coronation Street.
“She was Jewish and she had a very Jewish mother attitude to life, she had to make sure everybody was okay. Her son said that if she didn’t have anything to worry about, it would worry her.
“Everybody around here adored her. They were a little bit starstruck, but she was very, very warm. It’s been a wonderful 40 years with her.”
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