Kym Marsh says Coronation Street stillbirth storyline was ‘best way to honour’ baby

Coronation Street Kym Marsh said taking on the heartbreaking stillbirth storyline on screen was the “best way to honour” the baby she lost.

On Wednesday night’s episode of the ITV soap, her character Michelle Connor went into labour at 23 weeks into her pregnancy resulting in the death of her baby son Ruairi at birth.

The actress lost her own son, Archie Jay, eight years ago when she went into labour at 21 weeks.

But Marsh, 40, said she had a “gut instinct” to take on the story despite her own tragedy and encourage people to open up about their own experiences.

Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, has now spoken about the tragedy after his co-star Kym Marsh, who plays soap partner Michelle Connor, said recreating the stillbirth was the best way to “honour” the baby she lost.

Kym Marsh and Simon Gregson reveal anguish over baby loss storyline

On Wednesday night’s episode of Corrie, viewers witnessed harrowing scenes when Michelle Connor went into labour at 23 weeks into her pregnancy, resulting in the death of her baby Ruairi at birth, which was only written into the storyline after direct approval from Marsh.

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