British soap star Helen Flanagan is expecting her first child with her soccer player boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

The former Coronation Street actress confirmed the news on Twitter.com on Monday (22Dec14), writing, "Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited."

According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Flanagan and the Manchester City player are set to welcome the baby in June (15).

The 24 year old and Sinclair, 25, have been dating for six years. They split briefly in 2013.