Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine over £428,000 ‘IN DEBT’ as business venture 'struggles'

Posted on Jun 30 2018 - 6:57pm by admin

British Soap Awards 2016 - Red Carpet - ArrivalsJennie McAlpine’s cafe is reportedly struggling [Getty]

Jennie McAlpine’s business is over £428,000 in debt, according to reports.

The Coronation Street star opened the restaurant and tea shop, Annie’s, in Manchester in 2012.

Accounts filed to Companies House show debts of £428,658.

Jennie and husband Chris Farr outside their restaurantJennie and husband Chris Farr outside their restaurant [Annie’s]

She opened the tearoom with husband Chris Farr, hoping to turn it into a nationwide franchise.

The pair share three year old son Albert and are currently expecting their second child.

Fiz Brown actress Jennie fell pregnant swiftly after exiting the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle in December.

I’m A Celebrity: Jennie McAlpine BREAKS DOWN in tears on first night in the jungle after emotional chat with Shappi KhorsandiJennie gets emotional on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! [ITV]

Jennie McAlpine husband: Who is partner Chris Farr? I'm A Celebrity and Coronation Street star's family Jennie and Chris opened the restaurant in 2012 [Twitter/Jennie McAlpine]

A source told Daily Mail: “Jennie and Chris are hoping to trade their way back into profit but the margins are tight in the restaurant world and it is hard-going.

“It has always been the plan to open more than one restaurant but just getting this one firing on all cylinders financially is proving though.”

Giving a nod to her soap career, the restaurant serves Betty’s famous Rover’s Return hotpot.

Jennie's Coronation Street co-stars support her businessJennie’s Coronation Street co-stars support her business [Annie’s]

The venture has received rave reviews from customers despite its debt.

Annie’s even won Best Tea Room in Greater Manchester at the Manchester Tourism Awards in 2014.

OK! Online has contacted Jennie McAlpine’s representative for comment on this story.

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