Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

McAlpine, who plays Fiz Stape on the ITV show, and her partner Chris Farr are "very happy" with the baby news.

The soap star revealed the news on Twitter today (May 21), writing: "We have some news to share. Chris and I are expecting an addition to our family. Very happy x."

Some of the actress' soap colleagues sent their well wishes via Twitter, including Michelle Keegan, Jack P Shepherd and Tisha Merry.

Keegan wrote: "arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh JEN!!!!!! SO SO excited for u!! Congratulations! Amazing news!!!!!! xxx (sic)"

Shepherd said: "knew it! Well done! X"

McAlpine and Farr have been in a relationship since 2005, when they were introduced by Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton.