Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine says Fiz Stape will have a bonkers Christmas

Jennie McAlpine has teased a bonkers 'Corrie' Christmas credit:Bang Showbiz
Jennie McAlpine has teased a bonkers 'Corrie' Christmas credit:Bang Showbiz

Jennie McAlpine says Fiz Stape is going to have a wild Christmas on ‘Coronation Street’.

The 37-year-old star - who has played Fiz on the cobbles since 2001 - has revealed her character “doesn’t get much peace’ during the festive season as she opened up on the ITV soap's various storylines.

She told the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column: “Fiz wants peace at Christmas… but that never was likely. She doesn’t get much peace at all.

"Spoiler alert - there’s an injured pigeon, [Alan Halsall's character Tyrone Dobbs] is drunk and it ends with Fiz and [Dame Maureen Lipman's character Evelyn Plummer] rolling their eyes at everyone having a jolly time.

“And an inflatable unicorn is involved… unless the director’s cut that out because it's so ridiculous."

Jennie has “no idea” how the team managed to capture the festive spirit during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “I had no idea how we filmed it in a pandemic.”

But the actress added: “It’s a gorgeous moment where they’re all together.”

However, that won’t last as 2022 will bring more drama, and her onscreen daughter Hope (Isabella Flanagan) could have the authorities involved in her antics.

Jennie teased: "Storylines about Hope are simmering under the surface. She is an absolute bloody nightmare. I have been in a police car somewhere down the line - I’ve filmed that.”

Meanwhile, she has suggested that despite being invited on holiday with her new man Phill Whittaker (Jamie Kenna), Fiz should fly solo for a bit.

She recently said: “She needs time on her own, yes, I totally understand that her world was blown apart and she had no-one to help practically.

“When Phill came along, she felt 'let’s do it'. People don’t want to be on their own. I’d like her to think she could have done something better. Evelyn and Fiz together on their own – girl power!”