Coronation Street star Kym Marsh: “Kate Oates will put a whole new spin on the show”

The actress speaks out about the arrival of Corrie's new boss


Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has revealed that the ITV soap is set for a transformation under the leadership of new producer Kate Oates.


“There are a lot very exiting things coming up. A lot drama for Michelle, which I’m looking forward to. Kate’s going to put a whole new spin on the show. We’re all very excited. You can feel her presence already,” the star said on the red carpet at this year’s British Soap Awards.

A new plotline for Marsh will see her character Michelle Connor face a marriage crisis after husband Steve McDonald learns about her recent dalliance with her first love Will.


Speaking about the possibility of Michelle and Steve splitting up, Marsh commented: “It’s always going to be rocky for those two. It’ll never be plain sailing.

“But Simon Gregson and I have been working together on and off for the last ten years and we love the partnership. It’d be a shame to split them up permanently, so hopefully that won’t happen.”

Last month, the actress celebrated her ten-year anniversary on Corrie and will next be marking her own 40th birthday in June. When asked about the upcoming milestone, Marsh replied:

“I’m all right about it. I’ve got beautiful children, a great job and I’m very settled. Life could be worse, right?”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.


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