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Name: Kym Marsh
DOB: 13 June 1976
Birth Place: Wigan, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Soap actress and singer
- Kym was a mother of two when she successfully auditioned for the first series of Popstars
- She appeared in Popstar to Operastar 2010 alongside Hear’Say bandmate Myleene Klass
- Kym is 5’ 4” tall
- In 2007, Kym won Best Newcomer at The British Soap Awards
Corrie star Kym was born in Wigan and brought up in St. Helens. She first found fame as a single mother of two when she auditioned for the first ever series of Popstars in 2000. Kym was successful and joined the group Hear’Say alongside Myleene Klass, going on to win the TV talent contest.
Hear’Say were instant stars, topping the charts with their first two singles and debut album, Popstars, in 2001. During her time in the band, Kym began dating former Eastenders star Jack Ryder, five years her junior. The couple married in 2002, but following an on-off relationship with Kym admitting to adultery, they split in a messy divorce in 2009.
Kym quit Hear’Say in 2002 after the band’s popularity had begun to wane. She launched a solo career in 2003 and charted with two top ten singles, but after low record sales hampered that dream she moved on to acting instead. She appeared in Doctors in 2005, then Hollyoaks: In the City before landing the role of barmaid Michelle Connor in Coronation Street in 2006.
Still a Corrie favourite, Kym began dating Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas in July 2008. The couple got engaged on Christmas day 2009, sadly losing their first baby, Archie, who was born prematurely in February 2009. Kym gave birth to a daughter, Polly, in March 2011.