Coronation Street star Kym Marsh keeps her son's ashes next to her bed

The Coronation Street star has spoken openly about the painful loss of her baby in 2009.

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has revealed she keeps the ashes of the baby boy she lost in a box next to her bed.

The 41-year-old, who plays Michelle Connor, lost son Archie prematurely in 2009.

ITV Gala 2017 – London
Kym Marsh attending the ITV Gala at the London Palladium (Ian West/PA)

She told Sunday Mirror: “I think of Archie every day. I still talk to him to say goodnight or I love you.”

A box engraved with his ashes is kept at her bedside, she told the paper.

She said: “We took his ashes home in a tiny box and I keep them next to my bed.”

The soap actress confronted her own real life loss on screen last year with a storyline which saw Michelle suffer a miscarriage at 23 weeks.

The actress, a former member of Hear’Say, told the paper it was a  “wound that will never heal”, adding: “There will always be an Archie shaped hole in our lives.”

In February, Marsh will host Archie’s Footprint Ball in aid of The Mariposa Trust, a charity supporting those affected by the loss of a child during “any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy”.

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