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Helen Flanagan in Bathing Suit "Loved Wearing" it

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Helen Flanagan has done a lot of things. She's appeared on Coronation Street. She also appeared on I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Flanagan is also an active presence on Instagram. She shared a new photo on her stories this week. In it, Flanagan posed in a red bathing suit in front of a mirror. Flanagan captioned the photo, "Loved wearing this bikini." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Helen Flanagan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!



She's All About Self-Love

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Flanagan is all about self-love and having confidence with her body. She has spoken about this on social media and in interviews. "It's nice to celebrate your body and what's good about it," she said to Closer. "I really like my figure – curves are sexier than being stick-thin – and I don't see why I shouldn't wear clothes that show it off."


She Wants To Promote A Healthy Body Image

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Flanagan has three children, and she wants to be a role model for them. Especially when it comes to how they view health and their bodies. After having her third child, Flanagan opened up about how she is losing the baby weight and her approach on Instagram. "I am naturally slim, I eat what I want, when I want and do not diet," she writes. "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 as they are."


She Wants To Encourage Others

Flanagan is all about encouraging other people, especially women. She talked about this in this Instagram post. "I shared a fashion reel a few days ago, and I was a bit taken back from the not so nice comments I got on the post. I was more shocked that the majority of them were from women. I'm a girls girl and very much for other women, and I always have another woman's back. I don't believe women should comment negatively about other women."


She Stands Up For Herself

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Flanagan has no time for haters, especially those who comment on her parenting. After being mom-shamed, she hit back on Instagram. "I'm probably babbling, but yeah that really irritates me, when people are just mean to mums," she says. "I won't go into the conversation too much because it's just too long, I just get really really annoyed when people aren't nice to mums."


She Supports Causes

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Flanagan doesn't just stand up for herself, but for others. She supports causes that are important to her. After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, she shared her support for Ukraine on Instagram. Flanagan wrote, "I am truly devastated for all Ukrainians. My heart hurts."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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