Kym Marsh: Strictly taught me a lot about myself

Kym Marsh says Strictly Come Dancing taught her to give herself more credit credit:Bang Showbiz
Kym Marsh says Strictly Come Dancing taught her to give herself more credit credit:Bang Showbiz

Kym Marsh's 'Strictly Come Dancing' stint taught her to give herself "more credit".

The former ‘Coronation Street’ star took part in the latest series of the BBC Latin and ballroom show alongside pro partner Graziano di Prima, and she was eliminated during the quarter finals in musical week.

Recalling her time on the programme, Kym said: “I learned new skills, new things about myself, lost a fair bit of weight and met some amazing people.

“I never saw myself as some-one who was up there with the best dancers, but the whole experience taught me to give myself more credit.

"I’m proud of what I achieved. I’ve always been open about my struggles with anxiety, and there were times on set where it threatened to take hold. I was nervous but discovered I could beat it and take control.

"That’s the lesson I’ll cherish most. I’ve realised how far I’m able to push myself and overcome things I might think I’m too weak to do.”

Kym - who has children, David, 27, and Emilie, 26, with ex Dave Cunliffe and Polly, 11, with ex-husband Jamie Lomas – wants to continue setting a good example for her children by working hard.

She added to Prima magazine: “I want to keep working hard, setting a good example to my kids and spending time with my grand-children.

"The past few years have been about setting my sights high and challenging myself – and I’m going to continue to do that. I want to keep testing my limits and proving my capabilities.”