Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine gives birth to baby girl called Hilda with husband Chris Farr

The 34-year-old, who is married to Chris Farr, announced her exciting news on Twitter today but actually gave birth on Monday.

She told fans: "Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. We're all in love (sic)”

It is unclear why they chose the name Hilda, however one of the most iconic Corrie characters of all time is called Hilda Ogden (played by Jean Alexander).

Jennie and her husband Chris are already parents to a three-year-old son Albert.

She revealed she fell pregnant after a post-jungle romp with husband Chris Farr following three weeks away in Australia.

She tweeted: “We’ve got a bit of news. Our baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year. We can’t wait to meet you precious one x.”

The star, who is best known for play Fiz in Corrie, was instantly inundated with kind message from fans and her famous co-stars.

Jane Danson , who plays Leanne Battersby, wrote: “Congratulations to you all . Sending lots of love (sic)”
Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss added: “Super cute !!!! Congrats you guys (sic)”

Samia Longchambon tweeted: “Ahhh yay! Huge congratulations to you all Jen… sooo happy for you! Xxxx.”

While Tristin Gemmill wrote: “ Congratulations Lovely.”

Meanwhile, the actress, who first appeared on the ITV soap in 1997, recently revealed they had to use a car to cover her bump on set before she headed off on maternity leave at the end of September.

She said: "We started [covering the bump] with a mug, and then a handbag. I kid you not, last week they hid it with a Ford Fiesta.

"They said, 'Can we just move that car back a bit?' I said, 'Is this for my bump?' They said, 'Yeah, we can see it a bit, but it's going to help.' "




Jennie also revealed she is a big fan of being a mum, saying previously:  "Being a mum is the best thing in the world.

"It’s better than I ever imagined it would be.

"Now I’m a mum I find myself wishing I could live in some kind of parallel universe where I could work and also be at home full time.

"I choose to work because I love my job and it feels like the right thing for us as a family but I do hate missing out on things with Albert."

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