Kym Finally admits dating her toyboy ex

Matt Baker (bottom right) with Kym Marsh and friends when they dated first time around
Matt Baker (bottom right) with Kym Marsh and friends when they dated first time around

WE all knew it, but Kym Marsh has finally admitted she IS dating her personal trainer.

For weeks, tongues had been wagging when the Ashton-born star had begun training again with Matt Baker, of Leigh.

We are taking it slowly and seeing how it goes

Kym Marsh

She denied they were anything more than friends, but she outed their relationship in her OK! column.

She said: “I’ve got some great news - Matt Baker and I have started dating. We’ve known each other for three years, we both have mutual friends and we’ve been training together in recent months - it’s just been a natural progression,

“I know people speculated a while back but we weren’t actually together then, but now things have changed slightly.

“It’s second time lucky for us as we dated at the end of 2013. The first time around it didn’t work as I wasn’t ready as it was so soon after my marriage to Jamie Lomas ended. However, we are both feeling really good about it this time around. We’ve been positives in each others lives and we care about each other a lot. We are taking things slowly and seeing how it goes. I know there’s a 13-year age gap, but I’ve got to say Matthew may be younger but he’s actually more mature than me, so the age gap is not a problem.”

Meanwhile, Kym, who plays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street, has been shortlisted for the Sexiest Female for the Inside Soap Awards. She said: “What’s all that about? I don’t think I will win a million years, but it’s a lovely compliment. I’m very flattered.”