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Kym Marsh praised for bravery as heartbreaking Coronation Street scenes air

The storyline aired as Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald in the soap, revealed he and his wife have lost 11 babies.

Kym Marsh's daughter was quick to praise the actress for her bravery as her heartbreaking miscarriage scenes aired on Coronation Street on Wednesday night (11Jan17).

The actress was forced to relive the tragic experience of losing her baby son Archie as she filmed the scenes of her character Michelle Connor and her husband Steve McDonald, played by Simon Gregson, losing their baby 23 weeks into the pregnancy.

The storyline has been talked about for many months, but the scenes in which Michelle suffered the miscarriage aired on Wednesday, with Kym's 19-year-old daughter Emilie quick to take to social media to pay tribute to her talented mother.

"Mum, I actually can’t believe how brave and strong you are. We all love you with everything we have, Our hero," Emilie wrote, before adding, "Can’t explain how proud I am of my amazing mummy! You’ve done Arch so proud I love you both! Both amazing @msm4rsh @simongregson123."

After seeing the message, Kym replied: "oh my baby hearing this means everything. I adore you all. All 4 of you.”

Kym and then-partner Jamie Lomas were left devastated back in 2009 when their son Archie was born 18 weeks early and didn't survive.

The former Hear'Say singer's Corrie co-stars also took to social media to heap praise on Kym, with Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price in the ITV soap, tweeting: "@itvcorrie @msm4rsh @simongregson123... no words. Just outstanding. Well done for highlighting what so many want to share. So brave xx".

Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz Brown, added: "Heartbreaking. So incredibly brave, much respect," while Samia Longchambon, who stars as Maria Connor, tweeted : "Truly in awe of our @msm4rsh tonight @itvcorrie .. hearbreakingly honest performance. Thinking of all those who have been affected".

Simon's performance was also widely praised, while the actor used his Twitter page to respond to one user who had trolled his wife Emma over the plot line.

Addressing the cruel remarks Emma had been subjected to, Simon wrote: "To the £&)(; who tweeted my wife. We've lost 11 baby's 1st being 21 weeks 4 days. Maybe think or do your research before tweeting someone."

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