Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine is pregnant with her second child

Jennie McAlpine has announced she is expecting her second child with husband Chris Farr.

The Coronation Street actress, who plays Fiz in the long-running soap, shared her happy news on social media on Sunday, tweeting: ‘We’ve got a bit of news. Pur baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year. We can’t wait to meet you precious one x’.

Jennie quickly realised her ‘baby brain’ had come into effect after she mistakenly wrote ‘pur’ instead of ‘our’, leading many of her fans to believe she was announcing that her cat is pregnant.

She explained: ‘Thanks for all your lovely messages. Obviously my baby brain is in full force again. Our baby boy. Not pur. Sorry to people who got confused it was about the cat x’.

Her Corrie co-workers and fans were quick to congratulate the star, with Catherine Tyldesley – who plays pregnant Eva on the soap – sending her a row of red love-heart emojis.

Bhavna Limbachia, who plays Corrie’s Rana, tweeted: ‘Ahhh!! Congratulations Jennie!! That’s amazing news! xxx.’

Shobna Gulati, who played Sunita until 2013, tweeted: ‘Congratulations my dearest ! To all of you !! ( especially you as you are brewing baby).’

While Samia Longchambon, Corrie’s Maria, wrote: ‘Oh wow Jen! Fabulous news… congrats to you all darling!’

Jennie and Chris – who wed in a secret ceremony in 2017 after 12 years of dating – are already parents to three-year-old son Albert.

During her stint in last year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Jennie admitted she found it heart-wrenching to be away from her son, and miss his third birthday.

‘It was emotional saying goodbye to him,’ she told the Daily Star after she came out of the jungle.

‘So I’ve already cried before I’ve got to the jungle. I found it much more difficult than he did.

‘I told him, “Mummy’s going to work for a bit and you’re staying here. I was trying not to cry. He said to me, “OK mummy…bye.”’