Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede 'terrified' by birth scenes

Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede has confessed that she is "terrified" at the thought of filming her upcoming birth scenes.

The actress plays Kirsty Soames, who is pregnant with Tyrone's (Alan Halsall) baby.

Guemede admitted that the artificial baby bump makes filming difficult, especially in the warm weather.

She wrote in her latest blog: "There is a small part of me which doesn't mind that the thermometer levels are miserable for June, as Kirsty is now heavily pregnant - so I am heavily padded up!!

"Two very tightly fitting bodysuits, each with big cushions sewn in, worn one on top of the other, does not make for comfortable wearing when the sun is out!"

The actress also admitted that the upcoming birth scenes will be a "challenge" in her career.

She said: "It also serves as a reminder that we will soon be welcoming a baby into number nine, which will present a new challenge for me as an actor.

"I'm going to make the most of the next few weeks which are quiet for me before the inevitable build up to the 'birth scene' - terrified isn't the word!!"

Meanwhile, Gumede and Halsall's characters have been involved in a domestic abuse storyline, with Kirsty attacking her boyfriend Tyrone.

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