Helen Flanagan has slammed reports that she's been self harming, after the Corrie babe posted a picture to Instagram that showed scratch marks on her chest, taking to Twitter to deny the rumours, saying that she "wouldn't even justify the reports with an explanation."
The actress has found herself surrounded by many cheating rumours this week, following claims that footballer beau Scott Sinclair 'sexted' attractive presenter Donatella Panayiotou, according to The Sun.
Helen took to Twitter yesterday to post the pic, with the caption: "Having my blow dry and really embarrassed by my scratchy chest‚ it was really itchy and it looks like I've been mauled by a cat," she wrote.
The image led several tabloids to claim that she had "sparked fears for her health" with the scars.
"There is no words," she tweeted about the articles. "Really there is no words. Self harm? Are you sure. FFS." (sic)
"I had a f**king scratchy chest. I won't even justify this s**t with an explanation."
helen shared this snap of her scratched chest yesterday (Photo: Instagram/Helen Flanagan)
The rumours came after Helen's boyfriend Sinclair is understood to have sent a string of saucy texts to Panayiotou after they met in the South of France earlier this year.
“U would look so much better with everything off,” reads one of the messages he allegedly sent from the WhatsApp application on his phone.
Helen has allegedly since decided to 'modify' an intimate 'Scott' tattoo that she had, as she attempts to recover from the bombshell – which comes just weeks after the £6,500 home she shared with him was broken into by armed robbers.
The actress looked devastated last Sunday when she was spotted leaving the property with her eyes hidden behind a pair of sunglasses.
Helen and her beau Scott pre-sexting rumours (Photo: WENN)
Her devoted parents Paul and Julia were later seen ferrying boxes from the house and cramming them in the boot of their car, fuelling speculation that Helen had kicked her footballer boyfriend into touch.
“His excuses are wearing thin and Helen just wasn't buying it yesterday,” a pal told The Sun shortly afterwards. “It may sound naïve, but Helen has always told her friends, 'The one thing Scott would never do is cheat on me.'
“She's gone to stay with friends in Manchester to get her head together.”