Corrie's Jennie McAlpine es expecting another baby

File photo dated 2/01/18 of Jennie McAlpine, who has announced that she is expecting another child.
File photo dated 2/01/18 of Jennie McAlpine, who has announced that she is expecting another child.

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has announced that she is expecting another child.

The star, who already has a three-year-old son, posted a message on Twitter saying that she and husband Chris Farr were going to be parents again.

She wrote: "We've got a bit of news.

"Pur (sic) baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year.

"We can't wait to meet you precious one x."

The couple's new arrival will be a sibling for son Albert, who was born in November 2014.

McAlpine's Corrie co-stars were among those to post their congratulations.

Catherine Tyldesley tweeted a string of heart emojis, while Samia Longchambon wrote: "Oh wow Jen! Fabulous news... congrats to you all darling!"

McAlpine, 34, plays Fiz Stape in the ITV soap.