Coronation street star Jenny McAlpine has revealed that she is six months pregnant with her third child.
The actress, 38, is expecting a baby with husband Chris Farr.
However, the actress apparently used a series of clever tricks on set to hide her pregnancy.
The star wears lots of fashionable winter clothes on the cobblestones and is often seen wearing an oversized jumper.
The TV star, who plays Fizz Stape on ITV’s Soap, was at the center of the Christmas episode after marrying mechanic boyfriend Tyrone Dobbs.
Filmed a few weeks ago, her character’s car breaks down on the way to church.
Wearing a blue coat and lots of layers, Jenny’s growing bump was kept a secret.
She then passed out while walking down the aisle in a white bridal gown, but deftly hid her stomach with a huge bouquet of flowers.
Stars are often photographed wearing coats, using clever camera angles to capture only their upper bodies.
Over the past few months, the Dobbs/Stape family has often been seen conversing at the dinner table.
In one scene, Jenny can be seen hiding her blossomed bumps while sitting at a table as she talks to her on-screen daughter Hope.
The star was also seen standing in front of strategically placed props on set.
In another clip, Christmas presents were placed on the table in front of her stomach.
In another scene, Alan Halsall’s character Tyrone can be seen holding a newspaper and covering Jenny’s bump.
After months of keeping the happy news a secret, Jenny says OK! Magazine: “We are overjoyed.
“The idea of adding to the mix and chaos of our family was the best Christmas present. I am so excited for 2023. It will be something special.”
The star already has two children, Albert, 8, and 4-year-old Hilda.
She has played Fiz Brown on the ITV soap since 2001.
Originally scheduled to appear in only five episodes, Jennie’s contract was soon extended after she impressed the show’s boss with her impeccable comic timing.
Fiz Brown was at the center of some of the soap’s most iconic storylines, including the death of Hayley Cropper.
Most recently, she married Tyrone in a surprise Christmas Day wedding.
The pair split last year after Tyrone had an affair with Alina Pop.
Fiz then started a new relationship with Phil Whitaker, but soon reunited with Tyrone when he realized she had made a mistake.