KYM Marsh has come a long way since her days with Hear’ Say and is now a household name thanks to her work in Coronation Street.
However, she is now swapping acting for dancing, and is taking part in Strictly 2022.
Who is Kym Marsh?
Born on June 13, 1976 in Merseyside, Kym Marsh is a soap actress and singer.
The 46-year-old originally found fame in the band Hear’Say, which was created as part of ITV talent show Popstars in 2000.
The band had a Number One single with Pure and Simple but after just a year-and-a-half in the band, Kym quit the group and launched her solo career in 2003, but was dropped by her record label after only one album.
She soon found success in Corrie playing Michelle Connor and became a full-time cast member from April 2006.
But it was confirmed in February 2019 that Kym had decided to leave Corrie after 13 years.
Speaking to OK! Magazine in March 2019 she said she wanted to spend time with her first grandchild.
She said: “Another big factor in my decision to take a break from Corrie is the impending arrival of my grandson. I’m looking forward to having more time to spend with him and Emilie after he’s born this summer.
“Other actresses from the show have gone on to do other incredible acting work, so who knows! It’s scary but I’m also really excited about what the future holds.”
Kym’s last episode as Michelle Connor was in December 2019.
In February 2022 it was revealed Kym would be joining the cast of Waterloo Road.
Is Kym married and how many children does she have?
Her husband now is Army Major Scott Ratcliff, who she wed in 2021.
She has had four children – Emilie Mae, David Ryan, Polly, and Archie.
Unfortunately, Archie was born only 23 weeks into the pregnancy and did not survive.
What has Kym Marsh said about being on Strictly?
On August 8, 2022 Kym was revealed as the second celebrity to be taking part in Strictly 2022.
She told the BBC: “I’ve considered doing Strictly for years but the timings never worked out. I’m so delighted that this year they have!
“I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress, it’s unreal!”
Is Kym Marsh on Instagram?
Kym is an avid user of Instagram and has an impressive 511K followers (as of August 2022).
You can follow her on her popular handle @marsh_kym.
On their she posts lots of pics of her family life, and her TV career.