Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine announced the exciting news yesterday that she is going to be a mum for the second time.
But while fans took to Twitter to congratulate the star on her exciting year ahead – there were also rumours circulating about how Corrie bosses might write Jennie’s on-screen alter ego Fiz out of the soap.
The most popular option was for Fiz to go and care for a sick mum Cilla once again, after Jennie infamously left the show at the end of last year to film her stint in reality TV show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
But it’s not just caring for her ill mum that fans predicted. Some also thought that writers could incorporate Jannie’s blossoming baby bump into the script and make Fiz pregnant on screen as well.
So could the baby be a band aid baby with husband Tyrone? One fan even thought that Fiz and Gemma, who Tyrone had a fling with while Fiz was away looking after Cilla over Christmas, could both be expecting at the same time.
This is the third time that Jennie will be written out of the show. First she was written out so that she could go on maternity leave with her now three-year-old son Albert, and the second time was so she could fly to Australia for I’m A Celebrity.
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While fans got their thinking caps on as to how Fiz will temporarily bow out of the show once again, Jennie issued an appology on Twitter as it seems her baby announcement got some fans confused.
Blaming her baby brain, Jennie originally tweeted:
But she later had to tweet again with this:
It seems some fans got the wrong end of the stick and thought she was either getting a cat, or that her cat was expecting.
So just so everyone is clear – Jennie is having a baby, not her cat!
Jennie will welcome the latest addition to the family later this year – making her son Albert, who she shares with husband Chris Farr, a big brother in time for Christmas.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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