Kym Marsh says 'by the way' as she issues clarification over rarely-seen family member

Kym Marsh has said "imagine" as she issued a rare update on a little-known family member. Kym, who used to star in ITV Coronation Street and also competed on BBC Strictly Come Dancing, offered fans a look at her beloved pet dog this week.

Kym, a Hear'Say singer, wrote: "Marshall had his summer trim yesterday. Being a cockapoo means he doesn’t shed his fur so imagine how hot he must get!! Thank you @bark_avenue_grooming_ltd for making my boy feel so much more comfortable in the warmer weather. He is woofing delighted!!

"by the way I paid for his groom this is literally just an appreciation post." We Heart Kym replied: "Such a gorgeous boy. I have a cavapoo , so very similar and they’re honestly such a lovely breed." Another said: "Lookin fresh Marshall"

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Ann said: "We are about to take our pup pebbles for her first full groom. She's 20 weeks old and only had puppy grooms so far. She is so hot already" Joe said: "such a beautiful dog , ours is a cavapoo , he might look cute but hes the spawn of satin at times."

Marnie said: "Wow, his hair is still so long. We have a cockapoo as well but we cut him much shorter in summer." Dannielle said: "I've got a year old cavapoo that's one of my cousins cavapoos puppies and she's got a poodle they are soo cute though"

God said: " @marsh_kym absolutely adorable we have a cockapoo called Molly xx they are such friendly dogs and very bouncy all the time xx would send you a pic of her but can’t at the moment."

Chris said: "We were both at a charity event that Ryan Thomas had organised a few years ago in Manchester, we spoke for ages at your table and then I think Emilie performed on stage, was one of her first performances as she was only young. I had a painting that was auctioned off."

Jon said: "Summer trim? I have to have mine cut every 6 weeks."