Coronation Street fave Jennie McAlpine has revealed the amusing ways in which she’s had to hide her growing baby bump on set.
The pregnant actress, 34, is expecting her second child, but her character Fiz Brown isn’t…
So they’ve had to come up with desperate measures to conceal her belly – even using a CAR during one scene!
Appearing on today’s Lorraine (Friday 14 September), the I’m A Celebrity star revealed the very unique way Coronation Street producers have been hiding her pregnancy bump on set.
She told the host: “I’m going to tell you how we hid it. First with a mug like this, then we went on to a handbag. But, do you know what, last week they hid it with a Ford Fiesta.
“Honestly, they said can we just move this car a little bit back… I asked if it was my bump and they said yes, they could see it and the car was going to help hide it! I kid you not.”
Jennie’s interview comes as she prepares to head off on maternity leave in a few weeks.
She also confirmed recent reports that her beloved soap character will be driven out of Weatherfield by Tyrone’s grandmother.
Battleaxe Evelyn Plummer made her debut this week, and is set to make Fiz’s life hell.
Jennie teased: “With the brilliant Maureen [Lipman]. She’s formidable. She’s going to take Fiz’s place while I’m gone!”
Questioned on how Fiz would leave the cobbles, Jennie said: “She’s very involved with it, our Evelyn. She’s not impressed on our family set-up, let’s put it that way. She’s not impressed with Fiz as a wife-mother, so it doesn’t go well for the next few weeks.”
Asked if Fiz will be coming back, Jennie confirmed she WILL be, joking: “Yeah, well so far – I haven’t read any scripts where I die!”
Jennie also revealed how her son Albert responded when he found out he would be getting a little brother or sister.
“Yeah, he was a little bit excited,” she said. “He’s like you – bored of waiting. Because everyone I speak to [is like] ‘Have you had that baby yet?’ No, no.”
Fiz’s exit scenes will air in the autumn.
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