Helen Flanagan has taken to Twitter to rubbish suggestions that she's self-harming after she uploaded a photo to Instagram showing scratches on her chest.

The former 'Coronation Street' star said she looked like she'd been 'mauled by a cat' after scratching herself.

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Helen Flanagan posted this snap of her scratched chest on Instagram

"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 tweeted.

Several papers claimed there were fears for her health after she posted the snap, but she quickly hit back at the claims.

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"There is no word. Really there is no words. Self harm? Are you sure. FFS.

"I had a f**king scratchy chest. I won't even justify this s**t with an explanation," she tweeted.

Helen is still staying with friends after spitting with her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair last week amid reports that he'd been sending sexy texts to another woman.

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    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 01: Helen Flanagan attends the FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013 Launch Party at Sanderson Hotel on May 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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