Kym Marsh happy about early maternity leave

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2011
Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh has revealed she is grateful to 'Coronation Street' bosses for allowing her to take early maternity leave as she has recently been feeling ill

Kym Marsh is "thankful" to be taking early maternity leave.

The 'Coronation Street' actress - whose son Archie died in February 2009 after he was born 18 weeks early - is relieved bosses on the soap allowed her to finish filming her role as barmaid Michelle Connor less than six months into her pregnancy as she has recently been unwell.

Kym - who is in a relationship with 'Hollyoaks' actor Jamie Lomas - said: "One of the papers reported that I was being tested for swine flu after falling ill last week. Because of what happened with my last pregnancy, I'm taking extra care of myself, so as I wasn't feeling 100 per cent, I made sure I got checked out.

"I've taken early maternity leave from work and I'm really thankful to all the 'Corrie' team, who have been amazingly understanding and supportive."

The 34-year-old actress - who also has two children, David, 15, and 13-year-old Emily from a previous relationship -spoke of her joy at the news Charlie Condou is reprising his role as male midwife Marcus Dent on the soap.

She wrote in her column for new! magazine: "I'm really pleased that Charlie Condou - who played Sean's boyfriend Marcus in 'Corrie' a few years back - is returning to the Street.

"He is a fab actor and will be a welcome addition to the cast when he returns in March. Work aside, I absolutely love him - we always had lots of fun together."

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