Kym Marsh has spoken a lot about the heartbreaking storyline in which she lost a baby in Coronation Street and now she’s revealed the real reason that made her agree to it.
The soap actress, who plays Michelle Connor, lost her own child Archie eight years ago with then-husband Jamie Lomas.
In the ITV soap, Michelle and husband Steve McDonald tragically lost their baby at 23 weeks after the barmaid’s waters broke.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kym explained: “My reasons behind agreeing to go ahead with it were in the hopes that it might help someone somewhere. That someone might relate to it and it would help people to talk.”
Simon Gregson, who plays Steve, and his wife have also suffered 11 miscarriages and the Corrie bosses let the actors decide if they wanted to tackle the harrowing storyline.
“I said right from the beginning I was consulted about this storyline,” she told the GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
Kym also touched on the need for parents of stillborn babies to be given birth certificates for their children.
“That was one of the things for me when I lost Archie eight years ago which grated on me. Why is my son not registered? A lot of parents who have lost children feel the same way,” she said.
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Up until 24 weeks a lost baby is considered a miscarriage, after this time they are then referred to as a stillbirth.
The heartbreaking loss left Michelle Connor blaming herself and Kym revealed she could draw the parallels.
“We hear her say, ‘What did I do wrong? I am a rubbish mum,’ and they are all things you think when you go through something like that,” she said.