Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has announced that she is expecting her second child with husband Chris Farr.

The soap star, who plays much-loved Fiz Stape on Corrie, revealed the happy news on her Twitter page on Sunday (April 15).

She wrote: "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."

The couple welcomed their first child, three-year-old son Albert, in November 2014.

McAlpine and Farr have been together since 2005 and married in January 2017.

Some of the actress' soap colleagues sent their well wishes via Twitter, including Catherine Tyldesley, Samia Longchambon and Bhavna Limbachia.