Kym Marsh has admitted that its ‘very strange’ that Coronation Street will not be filmed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 43-year-old former Corrie actress went on to say it was the “right decision for the cast and crew” to pause recording, but hopes that TV bosses will air old episodes in the meantime.
The mother-of-four, who found fame in the pop group Hear’Say, shared her thoughts in her latest OK! column.
“There will be no Coronation Street on screen for a while, which is weird! During this time, we all look to television for our escape,” she wrote in the publication.
“I’m thinking of those elderly people that have watched the soap for years and now have to go without it.
“I hope they run old episodes and revisit famous bits.
“But taking the show off air is the right decision for the cast and the crew.”
The former musician admitted that she was sad that the soap filming had been put on hold, but conceded that its in the interest of the team.
“How can you act in close proximity or do a love scene being two metres apart? While I’m sad as everybody else to see it close temporarily, we have to think of the team. But that doesn’t stop it being very strange.”
As a result of the coronavirus crisus, ITV announced that they have taken the decision to halt production on Coronation Street and Emmerdale “until at least the early summer”.
In a bid to stop their recordings from running out, Briton’s favourite soap episodes are being rationed and airing at less frequent times.
Kym had starred in Coronation Street since 2006 and left the show last year.
As well as Kym’s concern over the future of Coronation Street, Kym has also faced difficulties at home while in self-isolation.
This week, the doting mum celebrated her daughter Polly’s ninth birthday and even put a bouncy castle up in their back garden. Her planned party, however, was cancelled.
While spending time with her daughter, she revealed that her family is still “missing each other like mad,” as her grandson and daughter don’t live in the same house.
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