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Anita McSorley & Daniel Bird

Coronation Street favourite six-months pregnant and planning name linked to Virgin Media soap

Coronation Street icon Jennie McAlpine has announced she's six months pregnant with her third child.

The actress is best known for playing Fiz Stape on the hit ITV soap, which airs on Virgin Media One in Ireland.

She is planning to once again pick a name with a link to the show she is found fame on.

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The 38-year-old is already mum to son Albert, 8, and daughter Hilda, 4, with husband Chris Farr.

She beamed with joy as she cradled her bump in a collection of new pictures.

Sharing her news with OK! Magazine, the former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star said that she and husband Chris were "thrilled" with the news – although their children were not "fully surprised".

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She said: "It just feels really nice, we're so over the moon. The thought of adding to our family mix and chaos was the best Christmas present, I'm really excited for 2023 – it'll be a special one."

Jennie admitted that the name of her unborn child will more than likely have a link to Corrie, like her older children.

She said: "It just kind of happened, so I think it'll probably be the same, Hilda was a family name for us and we loved it, but Hilda Ogden is an absolute icon and I am a big fan, so I love that it is a nod to that. Jean Alexander, who played Hilda, sadly died before Hilda was born.

"I can probably guarantee that whatever the name we choose, it will have been a character in Corrie, I don't know how to avoid it."


Jennie says she and her husband will not be finding out the gender of their unborn child as "it's not relevant".

The actress joked that she may not be stopping at three children as she "loves being pregnant" .

In the soap, Jennie's character Fiz tied the knot with childhood sweetheart Tyrone Dobbs over the Christmas period in heartwarming scenes.

To see all the exclusive pictures and watch video footage visit or pick up a copy of OK! magazine.


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