Kym Marsh’s surprising new role revealed after Coronation Street exit

Kym Marsh is venturing outside of acting following her departure from Coronation Street, earning a new role on a BBC factual TV series.

The 43-year-old is joining forces with BBC News reporter Ashley John Baptiste for new week-long series For Love Or Money, which aims to expose criminals behind scams conning online daters.

Each episode will focus on one particular case, as they look to analyse sophisticated techniques fraudsters use to win over people before asking them to part ways with their cash. The show will also offer advice from their results to combat similar online situations.

The show is part of a new line-up for BBC mornings. Other shows include Night Force, a series shining a light on night workers in Tyne & Wear, and Call That Hard Work, which sees contestants swap jobs for the day to discover who has it toughest.

Carla-Maria Lawson, acting head of BBC Daytime, said: Mornings on BBC Daytime are really resonating with audiences. It’s clear viewers appreciate modern, topical formats that reflect contemporary Britain.

‘These new titles complement the slate of recent popular factual successes such as Fraud Squad NHS, Critical Incident and Defenders UK. I believe these new formats will enhance our offering to viewers of shows that give a fresh take on relevant issues.’

Along with For Love Or Money, Kym is also scheduled to appear on stage opposite Shaun Williamson in Elf – A Christmas Spectacular.

Kym previously announced she was leaving Coronation Street earlier this year, although her exit has been described as an ‘extended break’ over a permanent farewell.

Her final scenes as Michelle Connor before she steps away are expected to air later this year.

The start date for BBC’s For Love Or Money is yet to be announced.

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