Jennie McAlpine expects 'Coronation Street' fans to support Alan Halsall's character Tyrone Dobbs, despite him falling for Alina Pop.

Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine

The soap stalwart's character Fiz Stape is in for a shock next week when Tyrone admits he has feelings for their lodger Alina (Ruxandra Porojnicu), and Jennie isn't expecting any sympathy from the viewers, particularly the older generation.

She said: "Oh, I'll tell you the reaction I expect, it's the same one we get with every single storyline Alan and I have ever done.

"Even when Tyrone is in the wrong, he will be in the right and I will be in the wrong!

"He will be the wronged party, 100 per cent.

"He comes up smelling of roses, no matter what he does.

"All the old ladies will say, 'Oh, he didn't mean it, Fiz.' "

And Jennie is no stranger to being slightly in the background behind Tyrone and her on-screen half-brother Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) when it comes to 'Corrie' fans.

She added: "People like Fiz - just not as much as they like Tyrone or Chesney.

"There was a stage when if I went anywhere, like to do a personal appearance, people would say, 'Oh, you've not got Chesney with you?'

"I don't get that as much now as he isn't that cute.

"I'm always in Chesney's shadow, but there's nowhere I'd rather be."