Jennie McAlpine pledges Coronation Street future

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 April 2013
Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine

'Coronation Street' star Jennie McAlpine has spoken of her love for the soap, and revealed she wants to continue in her role as Fiz Stape "for as long as" possible

Jennie McAlpine has "no plans" for a 'Coronation Street' exit.

The actress - who plays Fiz Stape - has been on the soap for over 12 years, and revealed she isn't considering leaving when her current contract runs out next year.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, she said: "I absolutely love working on 'Corrie'. As long as they are writing great stuff for me, I want to be a part of it for as long as I can.

"It's a great place to be. I'm contracted until next year but have no plans to leave. You really don't get much bigger than 'Corrie'."

The 29-year-old actress admitted she has loved her recent storyline, centered around her relationship with Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) which came from her character helping him through domestic abuse at the hands of Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede).

She added: "Of course, i felt incredibly honoured to have been a part of the biggest storyline of the year. Kirsty's abuse of Tyrone was one of those that really gripped the nation.

"I think I represented the whole of the UK when I was standing up to Kirsty. Everyone sees Tyrone as their surrogate son - you want to mother him.

"It's been great working so closely with Alan again ... I hope [our characters] stay together, there's so much they can do with them."

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