CORONATION Street star Jennie McAlpine has shared the news that she is pregnant for a second time.

The Bury-born actor took to Twitter today to inform her followers that she was expecting, with the baby due later this year.

Jennie, who plays Fiz Brown in the soap, tweeted: “We’ve got a bit of news. Pur baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year. We can’t wait to meet you precious one x”

Jennie and husband Chris Farr already have a three-year-old son, Archie.

Fellow Corrie stars have responded to the news by offering their congratulations to the former St Gabriel's RC High School pupil, who appeared as a contestant on last year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria Connor in the soap, tweeted: "Oh wow Jen! Fabulous news... congrats to you all darling! xxx"