Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine pregnant with third child as she hints at soap-inspired baby name

Corrie star Jennie McAlpine reveals that she's pregnant and expecting third child with husband Chris Farr

Jennie McAlpine pregnant - Jennie McAlpine smiling against a red background as she attends the British Soap Awards 2018 at Hackney Empire on June 2, 2018 in London, England
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Coronation Street actress, Jennie McAlpine has announced that she's pregnant with her third child and hinted at her soap-inspired baby name plans!

Actress Jennie McAlpine has announced that she's six months pregnant with her third child and shared her plans to avoid a popular baby name, instead opting for a more unusual baby name... Corrie-inspired to be specific.

Jennie, who is best known for her long-time role as Fizz on Coronation Street showed off her growing baby bump as she shared her exciting baby news with OK!, dubbing it the 'best Christmas present' she could have asked for.

Chris Farr and Jennie McAlpine attend The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England.

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Jennie already shares two children with her husband Chris Farr - Albert eight and daughter Hilda, four, who the couple welcomed back in 2018.  Jennie described the whole family as being 'really thrilled' by the big news, though not 'fully surprised' as Albert and Hilda had already been talking about wanting another sibling for while.

The soon-to-be mother of three also went on to share another revelation that will no doubt delight Corrie fans, as she hinted at giving her third child a name inspired by the iconic British Soap.

She told the publication, "I can probably guarantee that whatever the name we choose, it will have been a character in Corrie – I don’t know how to avoid it!"

For those who don't know, Jennie's daughter Hilda's name is also a nod to one of the show's famous characters, Hilda Ogden (played by the late Jean Alexander). Though Jennie confessed it just 'happened' that way, adding, "Hilda was a family name for us and we loved it. But Hilda Ogden is an absolute Coronation Street icon and I am a big Coronation Street fan, so I love that it is a nod to that." 

While it now seems another Corrie-related moniker is definitely a give-in, baby number three's gender currently remains a mystery, as Jennie and Chris have decided to keep it as a surprise!

Touching further on the happy news, the actress said that it, "just feels really nice," adding, "We’re so over the moon. The thought of adding to our family mix and chaos was the best Christmas present! I’m really excited for 2023 – it’ll be a special one."

Congrats, Jennie and Chris!

Naomi Jamieson
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