Corrie star Jennie McAlpine 'does not love' TV weddings

Jennie McAlpine is not keen on filming TV weddings credit:Bang Showbiz
Jennie McAlpine is not keen on filming TV weddings credit:Bang Showbiz

Jennie McAlpine "does not love" TV weddings.

The 38-year-old actress - who eloped with long-term boyfriend Chris Farr in 2017 - has starred as Fiz Stape on 'Coronation Street' since 2001 and although her character is set to tie the knot with Phill Whittaker (Jamie Kenna), Jennie admitted she does not enjoy the "fuss" of TV weddings after her own was such a played-down affair.

She said: "I've not loved it. It was nice for about 10 minutes. You are talking to someone who in real life just went off and eloped and got married. Just me and my husband. I mean - all that fuss and all that messing about."

The former 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' star - who has children Albert, seven, and Hilda, three, with Chris - went on to explain that she loathed being the centre of attention on set as her character walked down the aisle, but joked the day would be "better" than Fiz's first wedding to serial killer John Stape (Graeme Hawley).

She told the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV Column: "I tried various dresses on and said, 'That doesn't fit, that doesn't fit! We whittled it down to the only one I didn't say no to. Did I love being the centre of attention walking down the aisle with everyone looking at me? Oh my God no! At least it is better than Fiz's last wedding. It was in prison with John Stape!"

In the show, knicker stitcher Fiz was previously in a long-term relationship with mechanic Tyrone Dobbs - who was the surrogate son of classic 'Corrie' characters Jack and Vera Duckworth - and Jennie teased she will be wearing Vera's earrings and the episode will feature "a big nod" to the past.

She said: "The earrings are a little nod. They are gorgeous. We remember Vera for her bright colourful earrings but these are gorgeous little pearly ones Jack gave her once for an anniversary, And there is another little nod at the end - a big nod really. A nod to the past. Wait and see."