Coronation Street babe Kym Marsh lands BBC1 drama role after soap exit

Kym Marsh is set to be back on our screens following her exit from Coronation Street in January, after 13 years of playing Michelle Connor.

The former pop star left the ITV soap to "explore other roles" and she's now reportedly joined the cast of BBC1 drama The Syndicate for its fourth series.

The drama, written by Kay Mellor, looks at how the lives of a group of people changes once they win the lottery.

A TV source told The Sun: "Landing a part in The Syndicate is something of a coup for Kym, as Kay is still viewed as one of telly's top writers.

"And she has shown to have the pulling power to attract big-name actors to her projects, so Kym is likely to be in good company with this cast.

"This will be viewed as a prestigious first step to carving out a new chapter in her career after leaving Corrie."

The Syndicate has featured a good list of well known faces in the past.

The likes of Lenny Henry, Siobhan Finneran and Alison Steadman have all had roles, as well as Kim's Corrie co-star Melanie Hill, Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page and Harry Potter hunk Matthew Lewis.

The new series will follow a group of characters from Leeds who work at a dog kennels together, and is due to start filming later this year.

The six episode series will see the story split between the UK and Las Vegas this time.

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Kym is one in a long line of Corrie vixens that have gone on to bag more serious roles after their time on the long-running soap.

Suranne Jones went on to win a BAFTA TV Award for role as Gemma Foster in Doctor Foster.

Meanwhile, Kichelle Keegan landed a role in army drama Our Girl as Georgie Lane, though will bow out at the end of the current series.

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