Helen Flanagan in animal cruelty protest

This Is Lancashire: Helen Flanagan in animal cruelty protest Helen Flanagan in animal cruelty protest

FORMER soap star Helen Flanagan swapped the Coronation Street cobbles for those of Covent Garden for a protest against animal cruelty.

The TV actress, who attended Westholme School in Blackburn, wore a red Santa costume without the traditional white trim to emphasise to shoppers in the high-end shopping district that they should enjoy a fur-free Christmas.

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Helen, who is best known for playing Rosie Webster in Coronation Street for 12 years before quitting last year, teamed up with campaign group Peta in holding up a sign which read ‘Keep it fur-free under the Xmas tree’.

Helen, who was the highest ranking British star in FHM's sexiest women poll this year, was encouraging people to avoid presents which involved animal cruelty as she dressed in the red dress, white stockings and red platform stilettos.

She said: "Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas' past.

“With all the wonderful stylish, fur-free designs available today, it has never been easier to celebrate with Christmas gifts that are as kind as they are chic."

Peta said coats, collars and cuffs made from fur involved ‘immense animal suffering’ and claimed that some animals were skinned while still alive.

It pointed out many designers - including Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood - shunned fur.

Earlier this month, Helen returned to the Australian jungle to appear in the ITV2 show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Now!

She came seventh in last year’s series.

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7:54pm Wed 11 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

MUG SMASH !!!!!!!
MUG SMASH !!!!!!! You're not mugging me off that easily

8:17pm Wed 11 Dec 13

darwenTower says...

I feel sorry for the way dumb animals are exploited.

She looks happy enough though.
I feel sorry for the way dumb animals are exploited. She looks happy enough though. darwenTower

8:49pm Wed 11 Dec 13

allan1957 says...

Attention seeking B***h
Attention seeking B***h allan1957

9:43pm Wed 11 Dec 13

woolywords says...

So, on the advice of some air-head blonde bimbo, am to eschew fur in favour of something made of Acrylic? Won't that upset my Greenpeace friends, who are protesting about the pollutants? Not to mention the Kyoto accord, where we are supposed to reduce the amount of Carbon in the atmosphere and our reliance on petro-chemicals?
Of course, I'm totally ignoring her being scantily clad, in order to make a point, which may upset some feminists.
So, on the advice of some air-head blonde bimbo, am to eschew fur in favour of something made of Acrylic? Won't that upset my Greenpeace friends, who are protesting about the pollutants? Not to mention the Kyoto accord, where we are supposed to reduce the amount of Carbon in the atmosphere and our reliance on petro-chemicals? Of course, I'm totally ignoring her being scantily clad, in order to make a point, which may upset some feminists. woolywords

12:19am Thu 12 Dec 13

darwenTower says...

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Did she not care as much last year?
http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/2012/12/ 11/helen-flanagan-im -a-celebrity_n_22759 93.html Did she not care as much last year? darwenTower

8:10am Thu 12 Dec 13

A Darener says...

What about all the war paint she wears? Most probably tested on animals.
What about all the war paint she wears? Most probably tested on animals. A Darener

8:10am Thu 12 Dec 13

A Darener says...

What about all the war paint she wears? Most probably tested on animals.
What about all the war paint she wears? Most probably tested on animals. A Darener

11:27am Thu 12 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

Half of these celebs dont even know what they are protesting about it just another chance for its me,myself and mini me
Half of these celebs dont even know what they are protesting about it just another chance for its me,myself and mini me juanbbien

1:34pm Thu 12 Dec 13

blackburnwithdarwen says...

Programmes never admit but voyeuristic entertainment is provided for us within most of the popular celebrity television programmes. They always seem to have to take their clothes off at some point! Not on purpose of course but it does help keep viewing figures high I suppose. I never have of course, but people have told me that to google the celebrity names will provide you with more than what you may have expected?

So, if Helen Flanagan feels the need then why not. A little bit of titillation (no pun intended) does no harm does it!

But all this animal cruelty protest dishonesty is taking things a little too far. What a shame she has to stoop so low!
Programmes never admit but voyeuristic entertainment is provided for us within most of the popular celebrity television programmes. They always seem to have to take their clothes off at some point! Not on purpose of course but it does help keep viewing figures high I suppose. I never have of course, but people have told me that to google the celebrity names will provide you with more than what you may have expected? So, if Helen Flanagan feels the need then why not. A little bit of titillation (no pun intended) does no harm does it! But all this animal cruelty protest dishonesty is taking things a little too far. What a shame she has to stoop so low! blackburnwithdarwen

1:37pm Thu 12 Dec 13

BuckoTheMoose says...

Peta are a bunch of complete loons at the best of time. Could have picked a better group to latch onto for this publicity stunt.
Peta are a bunch of complete loons at the best of time. Could have picked a better group to latch onto for this publicity stunt. BuckoTheMoose

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