Jennie McAlpine loves the chaos of working with kids on 'Coronation Street'.

Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine

The 36-year-old star - who is mum to Albert, five, and 16-month-old Hilda in real life - doesn't mind sharing the set with her co-stars Macy Alabi (Ruby) and Isabella Flanagan (Hope), even if "things go wrong" when it comes to acting with a dog and her on-screen children.

She told Inside Soap magazine: "There's never a dull moment at home, or at work! But I love working with the kids - children are my favourite kind of company.

"At work, Isabella and Macy keep us on our toes - with two kids and a dog, sometimes things go wrong! But they're always brilliant scenes to do."

Jennie's character Fiz Stape and her on-screen husband Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) have had a tough time lately as their daughter Hope's secret half-sister Jade Rowan (Lottie Henshall) made life very difficult.

Teaching assistant Jade was actually the daughter of Fiz's serial killer ex John Stape (Graeme Hawley), meaning she was Hope's half-sister while tutoring her.

Her behaviour became more erratic over her time on the cobbles, with the final straw coming as Lottie's character kissed Tyrone after he gave her a bracelet for her birthday.

With Jade gone, Jennie suggested things could be looking up for Fiz, Tyrone and the girls - but she still teased the possibility of more drama in the future.

She added: "Well, I can tell you that we've been filming some fun scenes recently. But Jade's not dead - she just walked off with her tail between her legs."

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