Connie Hyde gifts Coronation Street co-stars dirty sprouts

Connie Hyde gifts Coronation Street co-stars dirty sprouts

Connie Hyde gifts her ‘Coronation Street’ co-stars a "dirty old stick" of homegrown Brussels sprouts for Christmas.
The ‘Corrie’ actress portrays Gina Seddon on the ITV soap but when she is not on the cobbles she likes to don some gardening gloves, and she uses her green fingers to produce some festive gifts for her pals.
She said: "[Growing vegetables is] lovely though, when you see the sprouts on the stalk, so that’s usually my Christmas present to everyone – a dirty old sprout stick.
"I did [bring] the courgettes [onto set]. You always get a glut with courgettes – nobody likes them, do they?
"Well, now that spaghetti, that spirally … it’s got fashionable, hasn’t it? Courgetti. I brought in courgettes, and the sprouts … some people appreciate it and some people don’t."
Connie admitted she found shooting scenes on the soap "quite exhausting" when she first appeared as Gina – who is bipolar – in April last year, but her alter-ego isn’t quite as "hyper" nowadays.
Speaking to HELLO!, she added: "I did find that hard at first to be honest, because a lot of the scenes were written hyper and that is quite exhausting.
"But now, all this, you’ll see a very different side to her – a very, very different side to her.
"It hasn’t been as exhausting to play, but yeah … when I started and she was quite hyper, you could see in normal life how people deal with that themselves."