KYM Marsh’s dedication to her fitness has led her to become a mentor for a TV weight loss programme.
The Ashton actress was on Good Morning Britain last week as she launched its Eat More, Lose More campaign.
It can be a challenge and emotional when you start making big changes to your lifestyle, so it’ll be good for them to have supportKym Marsh
She wrote in her OK! column: “They are looking for two families who are serious about losing weight and making changes to their lifestyle in 2016 and I’m going to be there to encourage them on their journey.
“It can be a challenge and emotional when you start making big changes to your lifestyle, so it’ll be good for them to have support.
“The premise of the campaign is to show people that if you eat the right food, and plenty of it, you can still loose weight.
“When people are dieting, they sometimes skip meals or eat too little, so when they do eat, they make the wrong choices as they’re ravenous.”
Meanwhile, the Coronation Street star helped to celebrate her daughter, Emilie’s 18th birthday, buying her a car and a personalised number plate.
She said: “I felt quite emotional on the day as another of my babies is all grown up! On her actual birthday we spent some quality mother and daughter time and I took her for lunch in Manchester, She felt very spoilt, but you’re only 18 once and I’m so proud of Emilie as she’s become a beautiful young woman.”
The Coronation Street actress added that it can be difficult juggling a career with being a mum, but admitted she has a lot of family support. She said: “David and Emilie help whenever I need them too. Jamie is also very involved in Polly’s life. Sometimes I think it would be nice to spend all my time with her, but someone’s got to bring the money in. I’m usually home to cook Polly’s dinner and put her to bed and I can often take her to school in the morning.
“When David and Emilie were babies I was a stay-at-home mum. Emilie was three when I appeared in Popstars, so we’d sorted a routine by then. I found juggling family and work life easier as I was younger. “
And despite being on the nation’s biggest soap, she insists she is hardly recognised at the school gates. She said; “People say hi, just as they would to anyone else.”