Fiz Browns exit from the Coronation Street cobbles tonight has raised questions over the actress personal life, specifically on whether or not she is pregnant.
The long-running character is leaving Weatherfield with daughter Hope to enroll her in a special school for misbehaving children in Birmingham.
But it comes as a bit of a blow for fans of Fiz and Tyrone Dobbs, as it seems theyve only just got their relationship back on track after Tyrone slept with Gemma and Fiz made out Ruby was behind Hopes antics, devastating Tyrone.
However, Corrie bosses had no choice but to write Fiz out, given actress Jennie McAlpine, who has played the iconic character for 17 years, was heading on maternity leave.
McAlpine was pregnant as she filmed her exit scenes and is now on maternity leave, having welcomed her and husband Chris Farrs first daughter in October.
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Eagle-eyed fans will have spotted the strategic placing of lunch boxes – and even Ford Fiestas – in scenes leading up to her exit as Corrie bosses tried to conceal the growing baby bump in scenes involving Fiz.
Appearing on Lorraine earlier this year, show host Lorraine Kelly quizzed Jennie on what show bosses do to make sure she doesnt show her bump in scenes.
Jennie told her: Ok – so we started with perhaps a mug like this and then we went on to a handbag.
I kid you not, last week they hid it with a Ford Fiesta!.
Jennie announced she had given birth to her first daughter via a Twitter post on 30 October.
The couple named their newborn Hilda on 29 October, choosing to name her after legendary Corrie character Hilda Ogden.
Our newest addition arrived yesterday. Mummy and Daddy very happy. Big brother very proud of his little sister Hilda. Were all in love
— Jennie McAlpine (@jenniemcalpine) October 30, 2018
Jennie already has Albert, four, with husband Chris.
He was excited [about the arrival], she said of her son during her earlier Lorraine interview. And then after, a bit like you, he gets bored of waiting.
Fizs exit from the soap ties in with her feud with Tyrones long-lost grandmother, Evelyn Plummer.
Tension between the two ladies has been increasing over recent weeks, with Fiz even encouraging Tyrone to find his nan somewhere else to live.
When Hope continues playing up, putting Evelyns beloved pooch Cerberus on a tram to Rochdale and leaving her great-gran devastated, Fiz knows her child needs intervention and decides to take her to the school. A break from Evelyn is undoubtedly welcome, too.
However, Corrie fans neednt worry about Fiz and Ty too much, as Fiz will be back on Coronation Street later in 2019.
Jennie reassured fans herself too, joking: So far, Ive not read any scripts where I die!