timberland rucksack I’m a Celebrity favourite Jennie McAlpine heads to jungle carrying heartbreak of losing her dad
HomeTVTV NewsI’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of HereI’m a Celebrity favourite Jennie McAlpine heads to jungle carrying heartbreak of losing her dadThe Coronation Street star reflected on “a funny old year” before heading into the I’m A Celebrity. Get Me Out of Here camp16:28, 19 NOV 2017Updated18:02, 19 NOV 2017Jennie McAlpine and father Tom atThe British Soap Awards in 2016 (Image: REX/Shutterstock) Get soaps updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailHeartbroken Corrie star Jennie McAlpine is favourite to be crowned Queen of the jungle but she insists all she wants after I’m A Celebrity is a cup of tea and her old job back.While most contestants go into camp hoping for a career boost and job offers, down to earth Jennie known to millions as Fiz Brown is adamant that’s not what drove her into the jungle.Jennie, 33, said: “I’m treating it as a holiday definitely, but maybe that’s a mistake. It’s been a bit of a funny old year for me.”I lost my dad, which was a big thing and he was a big part of my life, and he was such a big encourager for me. So I absolutely knew if he had been around when I’d been asked to do this he’d have said, ‘You’ve got to do it.'”I’ve got my little boy at home, and he’s nearly three, Albert.Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine is missing her son’s third birthday to take part in I’m A Celebrity 2017″As he’s growing up I’m going to tell him to try things, and go for it, and be brave. So I thought his mother better be a bit brave too, otherwise I’ll be a bit of a hypocrite, won’t I?”I’ve been in Corrie 16 years and it sounds like a long time, but compared to how long the show’s been going, I’m still a relative newcomer. I love it and I’m definitely a Manchester girl, Corrie’s been so good to me, I love it.”I’m a massive Corrie fan. I can’t imagine my life without Corrie.”This is just a little break. What will I miss most apart from Albert? A cuppa, a biscuit and Corrie.”Talking about Albert, who she brings up with husband Chris Farr, she added: “I found it much more difficult than he did to say goodbye. He was just totally fine.”I just said, ‘Mummy’s going to be going to work for a bit and then soon you’re going to join me and we’re all going to have a lovely little holiday’.