Earlier today, Helen's rep confirmed to Reveal that she is expecting her first child with footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.
Since then, Helen has taken to Twitter to announce her baby news and, on seeing her post, her former onscreen sister Brooke was quick to send her congratulations.
Tweeting her pal this morning, Brooke said: "Massive Congratulations To @helenflanagan1 & @Scotty_Sinclair .. Can't Wait To Become An Auntie. You Will Make An Amazing Family."
Seeing her message, Helen told the 22-year-old she would call her later - no doubt to spill all about her exciting news.
Brooke's tweet comes after Helen herself took to Twitter to publicly reveal she was expecting.
Following her rep's confirmation to Reveal, Helen confirmed her pregnancy herself for her followers.
She said: "Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited xxx."
Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited xxx— Helen Flanagan (@helenflanagan1) December 22, 2014
Not surprisingly, fans were quick to congratulate the 24-year-old, including a few famous faces.
Casey Batchelor tweeted the star: "Congratulations gorgeous. What amazing news. So happy for you xx."
While former Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes said: "Oh my goshhhhhh!!!!!!! Amazing news congratulations lovely lady!!!! Wow!! Such lovely news xxxxx."
News Helen is expecting comes after the actress hinted she was keen to start a family earlier this year.
In an interview with The Mirror, Helen admitted she was "obsessed" with kids, claiming she was the "broodiest woman in Britain".
Speaking about having a baby with Scott, she said: "He knows I want loads of kids and he's totally up for it. I talk about it all the time."
Helen and her beau - who plays for Manchester City - have been dating for five years.
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