Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine's game-tastic NEW role!

Supermarket Sweep, Rylan Clark-Neal, Jennie McAlpine
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Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine is teaming-up with presenter Rylan Clark-Neal for ITV 2's reboot of gameshow Supermarket Sweep!

Coronation Street (opens in new tab) star Jennie McAlpine is back on our screens tonight (ITV, 7:30pm/8:30pm), when her character Fiz Brown returns to Weatherfield, following Jennie's real-life maternity leave from the soap.

But that's not all. Jennie has announced she also has a NEW role rockin' the mic (aka the tannoy) on ITV 2's forthcoming reboot of gameshow, Supermarket Sweep!

The popular gameshow originally ran on ITV from 1993 to 2007 and was presented by the late Dale Winton.

Rylan Clark-Neal is taking over presenting duties for the 2019 version of Supermarket Sweep, and Jennie couldn't be happier to be joining him for plenty of gameshow fun in the aisles!

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Meanwhile, back in Coronation Street (opens in new tab), Fiz returns home a day earlier than planned to surprise her fella Tyrone Dobbs (played by Alan Halsall). She temporarily relocated to Birmingham with their daughter Hope Stape (Isabella Flanagan) who needed help because of her bad behaviour.

Coronation Street, Fiz Brown

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Coronation Street, Fiz Brown

Fiz returns to Coronation Street tonight... and discovers Tyrone, Evelyn and Brian are staging a protest at Bessie Street School! (Picture: ITV)

However, Fiz is not impressed when she walks straight into a "siege" situation and discovers Tyrone's bossy boots grandmother Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) has barricaded herself, Tyrone and Brian Packham (Peter Gunn) in the office at Bessie Street School, until headmistress Melinda Calvert (Janet Dibley) agrees to let Hope back to the school!

Welcome home, Fiz!

The new series of Supermarket Sweep begins Monday 9th September at 8:00pm on ITV2

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.