Helen Flanagan is reportedly being lined up for a Playboy cover shoot.

The former 'Coronation Street' beauty has been asked to meet the iconic magazine's owner Hugh Hefner to discuss a deal for her to pose nude for the publication.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''She met with some of the Playboy people when she was over in LA last month. They heard she was keen to do a shoot.

''But they meet with countless girls every year. It was nothing special and Helen's chances weren't high. But after Hugh set eyes on her, all that changed.

''He loves British women and has said she looks amazing. He's made it clear he thinks she'd be perfect for the front cover of Playboy.''

The reports claim Hugh is ''keen to get the ball rolling'', and the pair could start talks as earlier as next month.

The insider added: ''He's asked her to fly over to LA for a face-to-face meeting and if all goes well, a test shoot. He's keen to get the ball rolling on this one.''

The 23-year-old actress has previously opened up about her ambitions of posing for the magazine.

She has said: ''I'd love to do Playboy. I have the best boobs I have ever seen on anyone in the world. Ever. They're amazing.''