Jennie McAlpine admits the 'Coronation Street' set is like a "comfort blanket".

Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine

The 36-year-old actress - who has played Fiz Brown since 2001 - previously wanted to try her hand at live comedy, but she's got so used to life on the cobbles that the idea of a live crowd "frightens" her.

She told OK! magazine: "I used to want to do stand-up comedy and I played The Comedy Store in London when I was 13, but the thoguht of it frightens the life out of me now.

"'Corrie' has been like a comfort blanket for me. Mind you, I've just been on holiday and I know that when I go back to work I'll get butterflies, like that feeling of going back to school."

The soap star is most at ease when she's performing with her on-screen family - including Alan Halsall - and she gets nervous in other environments.

She explained: "I really feel comfortable when I'm doing my scenes with Alan and the family, but when i go to another set that I'm not used to it feels a bit scary."

Jennie previously revealed she was back on the 'Corrie' set filming the day after her dad Tom passed away in 2017, because she knew he would have wanted her to return to work on the cobbles.

She explained: "I haven't spoken about this before, but I went back in and filmed scenes the day after he died. I knew that's what he would have wanted me to do...

"I told Alan what had happened and then he told everyone else. The producers were great, checking if I wanted to go ahead.

"It was two scenes in the Rovers. I'd cried the day before so to spend the morning laughing at work was quite cathartic.

"Also there was a new actor coming in and I didn't want him to be messed around."


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