Kym Marsh's terminally ill father 'determined' to walk her down aisle at third wedding

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Kym Marsh's father David Marsh is determined to walk her down the aisle despite his terminal cancer diagnosis. (PA)
Kym Marsh's father David Marsh is determined to walk her down the aisle despite his terminal cancer diagnosis. (PA)

Kym Marsh has said her terminally ill father is "determined" he will walk her down the aisle when she marries fiancé Scott Ratcliff later this year.

The former Coronation Street star – who revealed last month her dad David has been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer after delaying going for a check-up during the coronavirus pandemic – said planning her third wedding has helped give him hope.

Marsh, 45, told OK! magazine: "It’s given Dad a little focus and something to look forward to. He’s going to be there to walk me down the aisle and he’s determined that that’s going to be the case."

Read more: Kym Marsh shares heartbreak after dad diagnosed with incurable cancer

The former Hear'Say singer is planning a military themed wedding to British army Major Ratcliff, 33.

Kym Marsh is planning a military wedding to fiance Scott Ratcliff later this year. (Getty Images)
Kym Marsh is planning a military wedding to fiance Scott Ratcliff later this year. (Getty Images)

And though he only just proposed on her birthday on 13 June, Marsh revealed Ratcliff has already booked their wedding venue for later this year after surprising her with the engagement.

She said: "We’ve already booked it! Scott went away and did it all.”

Marsh revealed the wedding will be military themed and promised it will be "stunning".

And she has already chosen her dress.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh attend the launch party of The 2008 Inside Soap Awards at Great John Street Hotel on July 14, 2008 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
Kym Marsh with second husband Jamie Lomas. (Getty Images)

The Pure and Simple singer said: "It’s probably not what people may have expected me to have gone for. It’s not black, so don’t worry."

The Morning Live presenter has been married twice before. First to EastEnders actor Jack Ryder between 2002 and 2009 and then to Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas from 2012 to 2014.

She is mother to David, 26, and Emilie, 23, from a previous relationship and Polly, 10, and Archie – who tragically passed away minutes after being born in 2009 – with ex-husband Jamie Lomas.

Kym Marsh with first husband Jack Ryder in 2003. (Getty Images)
Kym Marsh with first husband Jack Ryder in 2003. (Getty Images)

Ratcliff is father to six-year-old daughter Renée and Marsh became a grandmother in 2019 when daughter Emilie gave birth to a baby boy.

Read more: Kym Marsh announces engagement to Scott Ratcliff

Speaking previously about her father's cancer diagnosis Marsh revealed it has spread to his pelvis, spine, ribs and left leg.

She said: “At this stage doctors are talking about it being incurable, but it is treatable and the hope is that they may be able to extend his life - but by how much, nobody really knows, and he is in discomfort.”

Watch: Kym Marsh's father has been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer

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