British Soap Awards 2017: Coronation Street's Kym Marsh Dedicates Win To Stillborn Son, Archie

'In 11 years, this has been my biggest and best year yet.'

‘Coronation Street’ star Kym Marsh has dedicated her victory at the British Soap Awards to her stillborn son, Archie.

On Saturday night (3 June), Kym bagged the coveted Best Female Dramatic Performance accolade thanks to the performance she gave in her character, Michelle Connor’s stillbirth storyline earlier this year.

Kym has been touched by the issue of stillbirth in her own life, with her baby son dying moments after he was born in 2009.

Kym Marsh
Kym Marsh
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Giving a speech at the ceremony over the weekend, Kym said, as reported by The Sun: “Thank you so much, this means so much to me.

“I just want to say I’ve been on ‘Corrie’ for 11 years and it’s been my biggest and best year yet and that’s down to the amazing storylines I’ve been given.”

After thanking co-star Simon Gregson for supporting her throughout the storyline, she continued: “[The storyline] took us back to places we never wanted to have to go to again but we had to do it, as we had to tell that story.

“As we are sitting here enjoying ourselves someone is losing their baby… I’m so proud of the show for telling the story in its entirety, reaching out to people and breaking the silence and the taboo.”

Kym concluded: “To my partner Matthew, thank you for putting up with my moods.

“My wonderful children, David, Emily and Polly... you’re the reason I smile everyday. I’d like to dedicate this to my son Archie.”

Kym Marsh and co-star Simon Gregson
Kym Marsh and co-star Simon Gregson

Around the time the storyline aired in January, Kym blogged on the issue of stillbirth on HuffPost UK, lamenting the fact that parents whose babies are born in such circumstances cannot be issued with a birth certificate.

This year’s British Soap Awards had initially been intended to be the first to be aired live.

However, due to a scheduling change that occurred when Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert was announced, the ceremony will now air on Tuesday (6 June) at 8pm on ITV.

Check out the full list winners of here.

British Soap Awards 2017 Red Carpet


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