Helen Flanagan on joining OnlyFans: 'I love being sexy and embracing my body'

In a new shoot and interview former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has opened up on OnlyFans and whether she would join the online platform. Helen, who regularly posts sultry lingerie shots on her Instagram, addressed whether she'd follow in the footsteps of former Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn, 42, who has reportedly made over £700,00 from selling her content.

Helen, who has received calls from fans to join OnlyFans, responded: "Ahh, I love Sarah. What she’s done is amazing. I’m not judgemental at all, I just don’t think OnlyFans is for me. A friend suggested it to me too, but I just don’t really fancy it. I don’t know why some people have such a problem with what other people do, I just think ‘each to their own’, so I don’t let any of the social comments get to me.”

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Helen had her say on joining OnlyFans -Credit:OK! Magazine / Chelsea White

Helen has been through a lot the last year and also in the chat talked about her mental health after going through a breakdown earlier this year following her split from fiancé Scott Sinclair in 2022.

“Without sounding dramatic, it can be emotionally traumatising going through something like that,” Helen, who shares children Matilda, eight, Delilah, five, and three year old Charlie with Scott, told us.

“I don’t see it as a break-up, I see it as a divorce. We were together for 13 years and have three children. But instead of processing it all, I threw myself into work and shut off my emotions. I just went into survival mode. Then it all came to the surface earlier this year and I was mentally and physically breaking down.”

Helen Flanagan was diagnosed with psychosis after 'emotionally struggling' with her break up from ex Scott Sinclair
She also bravely opened up about her mental health struggles

Struggling to feel “normal”, she started medicating her ADHD but had an “awful reaction” to her prescription and spiralled into a “scary” place.

“It was really sad and very scary,” she shares. “I was seeing things and I felt like I was in danger all the time, I was very scared.”

Helen is bouncing back and has used exercise and tackling long overdue household tasks to help clear her mind. Given that she’s happy – and single – Helen knows her love life is a hot topic. When we broach whether she feels ready to start dating again, she bursts out laughing.

“Well, I tried a dating app,” she said. “I went on a few dates and the people were really lovely, but I don’t really like the idea of choosing a partner based on looks. I definitely still believe in love and The One, but I think I’ll just go with the flow now. I hadn’t been on the dating scene for 13 years so it’s like a whole new world now.”