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Corrie fans left fuming at character’s sudden – and VERY unrealistic – exit

But we all know where she's really going

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Coronation Street fans weren’t impressed with Jennie McAlpine’s leaving storyline last night as she departs the Cobbles to go and look after her mum.

Fiz was reduced to tears after she got a phone call revealing that her mum, Cilla, was in hospital after having a nasty fall and needed looking after.

Fiz was in tears after getting the phone call that she needed to go and look after her mum (Credit: ITV)

We all know the real reason that Jennie exited the soap is down to her stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, but fans were fuming that her departure wasn’t believable enough.

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The soap is filmed weeks in advance, so we are only just now getting to see Jennie’s absence from our screens.

Tyrone and the girls made an early Christmas dinner for Fiz before she went (Credit: ITV)

With Christmas just around the corner, no one believed that devoted mum Fiz would abandon her kids to look after a mother that she hardly ever sees… or really even likes that much.

In her exit scenes, screened last night, Fiz was surprised by an impromptu turkey dinner, put together by Tyrone, Hope and Ruby.

Fiz was in bits as her daughters sang Little Donkey (Credit: ITV)

The girls even then dressed up as shepherds and sang Little Donkey for their mum, making it feel like it was really Christmas Day.

But while Tyrone seemed okay with the idea he was going to be left home alone at Christmas with the kids, viewers were’t buying it…

But while some fans were upset at the idea of a mum leaving her kids over the festive break, others thought it was hilarious and joked that we all know where Fiz is really going…

Jennie, who finished fourth in this series of I’m A Celeb is set to return to Corrie in the New Year – but with her storyline still unknown, it remains to be seen if Fiz and Tyrone can get their rocky relationship back on track.

Fiz said an emotional goodbye to her family – but we all knew where she was really going… (Credit: ITV)

During her exit interview from the jungle, the Corrie star admitted that she loved her time in camp: “It’s been amazing. I’m just going to miss those guys so much.”

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But also revealed that she didn’t listen to her Corrie co-stars who have enjoyed a stint in the Australian jungle – but wishes that she had!

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Jennie came fourth in this year’s I’m A Celebrity (Credit: ITV)

Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie Webster, and Anthony Cotton, better known as Sean Tully, have both been on the hit ITV reality show…

“A’ I didn’t listen and ‘B’ they lie,” Jennie laughed. “It’s like giving birth, nobody tells you what actually happens.”