Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine has revealed eldest son Albert loves being a big brother to newborn sister Hilda.
The actress, who plays cobbles stalwart Fiz, took to Instagram on Thursday morning to share a picture of the card little Albert, three, had written for his family.
It features three flowers made using cut-up orange and green tissue paper and the words: “To mummy, daddy and Hilda.”
Jennie shared the snap with the caption: “Big brother getting prouder of his little sister every day.”
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Fans were quick to coo over Albert’s card, with one saying: “How nice lovely name sweet card from big Bro bless him xx congratulations again family x.”
Another wrote: “So cute! Massive congratulations, such a beautiful family.”
Others sent their congratulations to Jennie but also admitted they were sad Fiz would be bowing out of Coronation Street while Jennie is on maternity leave.
“Huge congratulations Jennie. Love you on Corrie. Won’t be the same now your on maternity leave. Big love x,” wrote one.
Jennie and husband Chris Farr announced Hilda’s arrival on October 30.
Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. We’re all in love ❤️
— Jennie McAlpine (@jenniemcalpine) October 30, 2018
In a message posted to Twitter, the soap star wrote: “Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. We’re all in love.”
Corrie fans have suggested Jennie chose the baby name Hilda in honour of legendary Corrie character Hilda Ogden, but she’s yet to confirm that.
During an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine earlier this year, Jennie, 34, said it was likely her child would share a name with a Corrie character but suggested that was more because there have been SO many Corrie characters over the years it’s hard not to double up!
“They’ll probably be named after a Coronation Street character like Albert was – although not on purpose,” she said. “But all the gorgeous names have all been in Coronation Street, so it’ll probably be something from that!”
“We asked Albert if he would like a little brother or sister, which is probably a bad question, but luckily he said yes. The he said ‘but what am I going to call it?’ so he thinks that he’s got the job of naming,” she added.
“Although if he had his way at the moment it would probably be Chase or Marshall after one of the Paw Patrol characters!”
Jennie, meanwhile, told OK! Magazine recently she’s keen to return to Corrie once her maternity leave has ended, even if she sometimes feels she’s “missing out” on things with Albert.
She described motherhood as the “best thing in the world”, adding: “I choose to work because I love my job and it feels like the right thing for us as a family but I do hate missing out on things with Albert.”
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