Wonderful news for Corrie star as she gives birth to baby girl

Corrie actress Jennie McAlpine announced the happy news on Twitter on Tuesday evening

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has given birth to a daughter named Hilda.

The star previously revealed she may name the child after a character in the soap – and it appears she went for battleaxe Hilda Ogden, played by Jean Alexander from 1964-1987.

Jennie, who plays Fiz Stape in Corrie, already has a son, Albert, with husband Chris Farr.

The 34-year-old announced the happy news on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

She said: “Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. We’re all in love.”

Jennie has played the role of Fiz in Coronation Street since 2001.

She also took part in season 17 of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2017, where she came in fourth place.

After leaving the jungle, the actress admitted the temporary separation may have had something to do with her falling pregnant.

She said: “It’s quite quick after. A few people have suggested that.”

Jennie announced her pregnancy news on Twitter, telling her followers: “[O]ur baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year. We can’t wait to meet you precious one x.”

Her lovely announcement was immediately picked up by her friends and Corrie colleagues, with Cath Tyldesley sending her a row of red love-heart emojis.