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Helen Flanagan Denies Being Pro-Anorexia, Saying She's 'Proud To Be A Curvy Role Model'

04/03/2013 11:15 GMT | Updated 04/03/2013 11:16 GMT

It seems there's barely a week that goes by without Helen Flanagan getting herself into hot water - and this week has proved to be no exception.

The former 'Corrie' star has come under fire from anti-bulimia and anorexia experts after appearing to support a movement known as 'Thinspiration' after she liked a photo on Instagram.

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Helen Flanagan says she's 'proud to be a curvy role model'

The image featured a thin woman in a bikini and was captioned with the phrase 'Craving is only a feeling'.

But the 'I'm A Celebrity' star took to Twitter to explain that the photo was just one of many images on the site with dieting messages and denied she was supporting any pro-anorexia movements.

"I liked pictures on my Instagram account referring to dieting," she tweeted. "I'm very sorry if this offended anyone of course.

"I'm a size 8-10 at the moment and wanted to get back to a size 8 in time for summer :) that's all.

"It's not pro anorexia the Instagram account I liked some pictures of. I don't take things like that lightly at all after struggling with things like that when I've been younger and having known of people suffering and it's a serious matter."

She added: "I've always been proud to hopefully be a curvy role model for young girls. I've always tried to portray that in my Instagram account."

Last year, the actress came under fire for posting a photo of herself with a gun shortly after the Newtown school shooting in in the US, something she later described as 'the stupidest thing I've done in my life'.

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