Kym Marsh’s next move revealed just months after quitting Coronation Street

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Kym played the much-loved Michelle Connor on Coronation Street for 14 years however, the actress decided it was time to move on and her character was seen leaving Weatherfield in the back of a cab in December last year. While her character Michelle didn’t have much luck, following her exit from the ITV soap, Kym has landed on her feet as she is set to host a new consumer affairs show on the BBC One.

The series, Your Money and Your Life, will see Kym host alongside Matt Allwright.

The pair will air daily on BBC One and will be a one-stop shop for the nation’s burning questions covering holidays, health, work and home, featuring advice and tips from some of the country’s top consumer experts.

Your Money and Your Life will be broadcast from The One Show studio at 10am and is set to start in less than two weeks time.

While Kym will present the series with Matt, due to the safety precautions in place due to coronavirus, they will host 2m apart from each other.

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Kym has revealed how excited she is to get stuck in and help viewers with their issues.

She said: “The last couple of months of lockdown has presented challenges for families across the country, often unsure of where to turn for advice.

“I’m looking forward to starting this new series with Matt, to help tackle some of the problems people are facing, reassuring viewers with top tips and advice from some of the nation’s leading consumer experts.”

Matt, who presents alongside the star, added: “I can’t wait to get started on this new show.

“People’s lives have been turned upside down, and I hope that Kym and I can be part of the process of helping to get them back into some order.

“People have a lot of challenges on their hands right now.

“We want them to know that we’re on their side, and we’ll do our best to steer them through whatever the next few weeks hold.“

Meanwhile, Head of Daytime and Early Peak, Carla-Maria Lawson remarked: “Many of our viewers have been thrown a curve ball by lockdown, impacting on almost every aspect of their lives.

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“This new series will address the everyday concerns and frustrations people are facing whilst also offering trustworthy advice from our crack team of consumer experts.”

This is the first time fans will have seen Kym in a new role since she left Coronation Street.

Speaking last year about why she decided to leave the ITV soap, the 43-year-old told This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofeld: “I just thought I’d quite like to try my hand at something else.

“I’m always one who loved a bit of a challenge, and so, there you go.

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“I just, you know, it comes a time when you’re part of such a huge show and you play that character for so many years.”

Her character Michelle had discovered her partner Robert Preston (played by Tristan Gemmill) had cheated on her and was expecting a baby with another woman.

After framing him for the disappearance of his lover Vicky Jefferies (Kerri Quinn), Michelle had a change of heart and revealed she was leaving for Ireland with her baby.

Unfortunately before he met his baby, he was shot in the Christmas Day siege prompting Michelle to decide it was tie to move on.

Your Money and Your Life stars June 15 on BBC One at 10am.

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