Flanagan: "I'd love to be a young mum"

(Helen Flanagan and boyfriend Scott Sinclair. Picture via Instagram)

The former 'Coronation Street' star has revealed she and her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair are actively trying to conceive and has stopped taking her acne medication to increase the couple's chances.

She told Closer magazine: "I've been on some really strong acne medication but I've just come off it because I'm ready to start trying for a baby with Scott.

"I've always wanted to be a young mum and I now feel ready. It's something I've wanted for ages and Scott's going to be a great dad.

"I just hope it doesn't take me too long. And I'm not bothered about getting married beforehand."

The 23-year-old actress gushed over her 25-year-old boyfriend with whom she has set up a home in the south-west of England ready for their first child's arrival.

She said: "We've set up home in Bath together. I feel like I've finally got time on my hands to invest in our relationship. Scott is the perfect boyfriend. I finally feel settled and it's been really fun nesting with him."

Judging by this Instagram picture the star posted last month - of Scott playing with his nephew Harvey - he is keen to become a father too.

Meanwhile, Helen - who also starred on the ITV reality series 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' in 2012 - has reportedly turned down the chance to compete in the next series of Channel 5's 'Celebrity Big Brother' along with 'Gogglebox' star George Gilbey.

A source told The Sun: "The pressure is on for producers to match the last series of CBB but it's going to be tough.

"Producers hope George will be a cheeky chappie but are gutted Helen turned them down."

By Anna O'Donoghue

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