Jennie plays Fiz Stape in the ITV soap
Jennie McAlpine hasn’t been seen on the cobbles since December 2018 – but now the actress has dropped a huge hint that she’s finally returning to Coronation Street.
The 35-year-old – who plays Fiz Stape – was written out of the soap late last year so she could go on maternity leave, with her character last seen heading to Birmingham with her on-screen child Hope.
Fiz and Hope have been there ever since, with Fiz sending Hope to a school that specialises in educating children with behaviour problems like her daughter’s.
But after welcoming her second child, daughter Hilda, with husband Chris Farr in October 2018, Jennie appears to be ready to head back to Weatherfield.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, Jennie dropped a huge clue that her return is imminent as she shared a snap of a Corrie script – although a well-placed cuppa conveniently obscured any other clues regarding her comeback.
"Friday night reading 🙈," she wrote in the pic's caption. "Hoping it’s just like riding a bike #itsbeenawhile."
Fans were thrilled with the news of Jennie’s return, with many commenting how much they have missed seeing Fiz in the soap.
One said: “It’ll be lovely to see you back. Missed you. 👍🏼.” Another added: “So glad your coming back. Missed you on Corrie.” While a third echoed the sentiment, adding: “Hope the family is well!?? ❤️❤️ Glad to see a bit of fiz on corrie again😜”
Jennie revealed her second pregnancy shortly after her stint in I’m A Celebrity in 2017.
Revealing the birth of her daughter on Twitter in October, she wrote at the time: "Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. We're all in love."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV
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Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist, currently US Lifestyle Editor for HELLO! Online. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodTo, CelebsNow, Daily Mirror and Yahoo! Her first big break came when she interned on the Guilty Pleasures showbiz desk at Metro newspaper. She has since worked on the online lifestyle team at Woman & Home and Woman and was Senior Content Editor at CelebsNow.