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Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine reveals Fiz Brown 'will be replaced' as actress leaves for maternity leave

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Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has revealed that her beloved character Fiz Brown will effectively be "replaced" after her shock exit from the cobbles.

The 34-year-old, who is pregnant with her second child, also revealed that things would start to go wrong for Fiz and Tyrone after the arrival of Maureen Lipman's character Evelyn.

a woman sitting at a table in a restaurant © Credits: REX/Shutterstock Speaking to Lorraine Kelly today (14Sept), Jennie admitted that she only had weeks left of filming before her maternity leave.

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Asked how they were hiding her bump, Jennie replied: "We started with a mug and then we went on to a handbag and last week, I'm not kidding, with a Ford Fiesta!"

a girl standing in front of a store © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited "A couple of weeks left filming, I think this might be my last trip to London," she said. "With the brilliant Maureen. 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.

Jennie McAlpine © Shutterstock Jennie McAlpine "And so the family things get a little bit..."

Lorraine asked: "She goes but she's coming back?"

© Credits: ITVV "Yeah, well so far - I haven't read any scripts where I die!"

She also revealed how her son Albert responded when he found out he would be getting a little brother or sister.

Alan Halsall and Jennie McAlpine © Shutterstock Alan Halsall and Jennie McAlpine "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."

*Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV

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