Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she had a real-life crush on her soap hubby.
The former Hear’Say singer plays Michelle McDonald in the ITV soap who is married to Weatherfield pint puller Steve, but admitted that as a teen she had thought Simon Gregson, who plays her other half, was a real heartthrob.
She told the Daily Mirror: “I actually had a poster of Simon on my wall when I was younger, which is so weird. He was a heartthrob in the day! I love Simon, heâs gorgeous like a teddy bear, heâs lovely.”
Kym, 40, added that co-star Simon, 41, is so funny that she often has trouble completing scenes.
She said: âItâs a skill, you have to look slightly past him so you canât see his face. We just try to complement each other and make it funnier. We enjoy working together.”
Talking about switching from a pop to a soap career, Kym said: “I was well aware that everybody didnât know me as an actress so I had the pressure of people thinking was she any good or going to fall flat on her face. But everyone welcomed me and made me feel very relaxed.â
The actress also said Beverley Callard, who plays her TV mother-in-law Liz, is a real hoot: âSheâs amazing. Beverley is such a giggler. If I have to tell her someoneâs died or something sheâll lose it and start laughing. We get told off sometimes.”
She revealed that she has no plans to leave the soap: âPop Stars was filmed at the Coronation Street Granada studios so Iâve kind of went full circle really. Iâm very happy. I really feel Iâve found my home.”