Coronation Street‘s Jennie McAlpine has admitted she’s nervous about the live episode because the actor who plays her screen husband is a notorious prankster.

Viewers have seen Jennie’s character Fiz Stape start going into labour following Monday’s tram crash, but the actress fears Graeme Hawley, who plays her hapless spouse John, will try to distract her during Thursday’s live transmission.

She said: “Graeme is one of the biggest pranksters ever. I’ve got quite a lot of scenes with him and I’m quite worried he’s going to do something to put me off.”

Jennie said she was feeling a mixture of ‘nerves and excitement’ about the broadcast, adding: “It’s one of those things you kind of don’t want to be in but you don’t want to miss out on it either.”

Thursday’s show will focus on the aftermath of the explosion on the cobbles and the subsequent tram crash.

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