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Kym Marsh reveals she’s bought a new puppy

She treated her daughter Polly

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has revealed she’s got a new dog.

The star has added to her barking brood by taking on a black, white and brown Chihuahua, who has been named Rico.

Kym, 42, has said she she took inspiration from Barry Manilow’s hit Copacabana, which tells the story of a mobster called Rico who takes a fancy to a showgirl called Lola.

Scott Ratcliff and Kym Marsh, Pride of Britain 2018, Grosvenor House Hotel, London UK, 29 October 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove
Kym has bought her daughter a new puppy! (Credit: Splash/Brett D Cove)

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Writing in her OK! Magazine column this week, Kym said: “This week we welcomed a new addition to the family – a long-haired, black, white and brown Chihuahua who we’ve called Rico.

“We already have a short-haired Chihuahua called Lola, so as in Barry Manilow’s song Copacabana we now have a Rico and Lola. He’s very cute.

“We also have a King Charles spaniel called Barney and he’s taking time to get used to Rico.”

The 42-year-old star – who plays Michelle Connor on the ITV soap – admits it wasn’t in her life plan to acquire another pet pooch, but she had a “real softie moment” when she clapped eyes on Rico and couldn’t resist his puppy dog eyes.

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Read Kym’s full column in OK! Magazine, out now. (Credit: OK! Magazine)

Kym added that Rico is “officially” her seven-year-old daughter Polly’s dog.

She said she treated her little girl – who she shares with ex-Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas – as a good reason to give her some “responsibility”.

Read Kym’s full column in OK! Magazine, out now.

Last month, Kym – who is also a mum to David, 23, and Emilie, 21, – revealed she had bought a new home after deciding to sell the one she lived in with her ex-boyfriend.

She had shared her current property with ex-boyfriend Matt Baker but after their split in April, it was time for a change.

Especially now she’s dating a new man, Scott Ratcliff.

Kym Marsh and her boyfriend Scott Ratcliffe are among the guests arriving at the Emerald charity ball at Hilton Hotel in Manchester, UK.
Kym is now dating Scott following her split from Matt (Credit: Aaron Parfitt /

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Kym wrote in a previous column for OK! Magazine: “Exciting house news! I’ve bought a new place and it looks like I’ll be moving in before Christmas. I sold my house within two days of putting it on the market, so I had to find another place quite quickly.”

The soap star added that she’d found a five-bedroom modern house that doesn’t need any work near her parents’ home in Warrington.

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