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Kym Marsh denies Coronation Street is in crisis

The soap star addresses the rumours

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Kym Marsh has denied there’s serious problems behind the scenes at Coronation Street.

Her denial comes after she and many other Corrie cast members have announced they’re exiting the soap.

Writing in her OK! magazine column, Kym says there’s “no crisis.”

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Kym has played Michelle for 13 years (Credit: ITV)

The former pop singer wrote: “Whichever actors are involved in it, Coronation Street will continue to be a big, brilliant show.

“There’s no ‘crisis’. It’s just natural that a show like Corrie will have comings and goings – just like you would on any real-life street in the UK!

“I personally can’t wait to see which new faces might be turning up on the cobbles.”

Kym has played Michelle Connor on Corrie since 2006.

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The rebuttal is in sharp contrast to the rumours.

Anonymous sources have been telling the papers in recent weeks that long hours, poor pay and a ban on deals outside of the show has led to many of the soap’s stars quitting.

To date, recent exit announcements (in addition to Kym Marsh) include: Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Faye Brooks (Kate Connor), Tristan Gemmill (Robert Preston) and Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker).

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Kym with her boyfriend Scott (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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Brook Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster, will be leaving soon as well for her maternity leave.

Kym has played Michelle Connor on the ITV soap since 2006.

She’s won several awards for her popular character, including Best Female Dramatic Performance at The British Soap Awards in 2017.

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