Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine has revealed the unusual ways in which show producers endeavoured to hide her ever-expanding baby bump during filming.
The 34-year-old, who plays Fiz Brown, is expecting her second child and is about to head off on maternity leave.
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When ITV’s Lorraine asked McAlpine how the bump stayed hidden, the soap star said: “We started with perhaps a mug, and then we went onto a handbag. I kid you not, last week they hid it with a Ford Fiesta.”
McAlpine, who appeared less than flattered that an actual car had been used to cover her stomach, continued: “Honestly, they said, ‘Can we just move that car a little bit back?’ I said, ‘Is that for my bump?’ They said, ‘Well yeah, we can see it a bit and it is going to help.’ I kid you not.”