Coronation Street's Kym Marsh 'inconsolable' on ten-year anniversary of son's death but finds comfort in hearing grandson's heartbeat

The Coronation Street actress opened up about her heartache in this week's OK! Magazine column.

She gave birth to her stillborn son 18 weeks prematurely in February 2009 with then husband Jamie Lomas.

Speaking about the day of the anniversary, Kym told OK!: When I opened my eyes on the morning of his anniversary, I was inconsolable for a while.

"I was more emotional this year, maybe it's because it's been a decade.

"Some years I cope better but this year wasn't one of them."


But, Kym admitted that going for a scan with her pregnant daughter Emilie, 22, later in the day and hearing her grandson's heartbeat gave her a lot of comfort.

She said: "Emilie happened to have an antenatal appointment in the afternoon and she asked me to go along with her and hearing my grandson's heartbeat gave me a lot of comfort.

The actress also revealed that the rest of the family came round in the evening to set off balloons in the garden in Archie's memory, at his birth minute.

Taking to Instagram last week, Kym shared a picture of her memory corner for her little boy.

It featured an angel box and candle, as well as a picture with a print of Archie's tiny hands and feet.

There is also another frame featuring a playing card with a big 'A' on it.

Kym wrote alongside it: "10 years on and it still hurts like it was yesterday.

"I wish I could show you a photo of a smiling boy surrounded by gifts.

"I wish I could show you videos of his party, playing with his mates and eating sweets til his tummy hurt.

"I wish I could show you photos of us all celebrating his birthday with him front and centre blowing out his candles.

"I wish I could kiss him and say happy birthday son.

"I wish I could hold his hand again just for one minute. I wish for so many moments I can’t have."

Kym, who is mother to son David, 23 as well as daughters Emily, 22 and Polly, seven, added: "I may not be able to hold you Arch, or give you kisses or tell you that mummy loves you more than you will ever know.

"But you are in my heart always. I will never forget you or stop loving you or stop missing you or stop wishing you were here.

"Happy birthday my angel. Fly High up there kid. I love you always and forever. Mummy xxxx."


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Fitness guru Mr Motivator dusts off his lycra for big TV comeback

Feelgood fitness guru Mr Motivator is bounding back on to our screens — and reckons daytime TV needs whipping back into shape.

The lycra-clad star, 66, encouraged us to be more active and positive in the 1990s on ITV breakfast show GMTV.

And as he prepares to film a new BBC fitness special, he slammed the “shouting and screaming blatantly pushed in your face” in today’s morning schedule, which features hits like Loose Women, Jeremy Kyle and The Jeremy Vine Show.

Asked whether he had noticed a change in tone side his heyday, the star, real name Derrick Evans, said: “Of course — watching people making a fool of themselves or being obnoxious to each other.

“Where is feelgood television?”

He went on: “There’s a role for that kind of attitude on TV rather than what we see every single day, which is the shouting and the screaming blatantly pushed in front of your face. A quality needs to return.

“All too often, what we get is all the nasty stuff, all the bad stuff.

“We laugh at the nasty stuff — we laugh at people having problems rather than saying, ‘Let me listen to how they cope. Let me see what they have to do to change their life’.

“Feelgood TV needs to come back. We need to highlight people who make us feel good.”

Volunteering his services, he added: “On morning television, I believe that there’s a role for me even more.

“Even if it’s only to say, ‘Your parents grew up doing what I was doing and listening to what I was saying on breakfast TV. You now must do the same because there’s some positive messages that will resonate with you for your future.

“My message is even more important now.”

Mr Motivator relocated to Jamaica in 2003 but recently moved back here with his wife Sandra to spend more time with daughter Abigail following her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes.

He is raffling off his £1.6million Caribbean home, with tickets available online for £23, and wants the mansion to be won by an “ordinary person”.

Now based in Manchester, Mr Motivator is also preparing to launch a new fitness incentive, Motivation Mondays.

And this summer, he will be geeing up crowds at the Y Not Festival in Derbyshire and the Truck Festival in Oxfordshire, both on the weekend starting July 26.

Mr Motivator said: “It’s about having some fun with some great music, behaving like a child and losing your inhibitions.

“The turnout is always great – it’s been bursting at the seams.

“I love playing festivals because you’re really close to the audience, the ­participation is incredible and you have such a laugh.”

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Strictly and Love Island stars 'shaken up' after leaving Tape nightclub minutes before triple stabbing

Celebs from The Greatest Dancer and Love Island also narrowly missed being caught up in the horrific attack in London’s Oxford Street early on Sunday.

A Love Island source said: “They have been really shaken up and can’t help but think ‘what if’ had they left a bit later.

“Their night could have ended very differently if they had stayed at the nightclub. It has definitely prompted questions about security for some of the group.”

Among those partying at Tape on Saturday night were Strictly professionals Oti Mabuse, 28, Katya Jones, 29, and her husband Neil, 36.

They were there for co-star Aljaz Skorjanec’s 28th birthday.




Oti, who is also a captain on BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer, brought along Graziano Di Prima, 24, Pasha Kovalev, 39, and Nadiya Bychkova, 29, from that show after they performed on Saturday evening.

Fellow captain Cheryl Tweedy, 35, is understood to have gone straight home after filming.

The dancers left Tape between 2am and 2.50am.

But stars from ITV2’s Love Island exited later — just a few minutes before the street stabbing took place at 3.40am.



Laura Anderson, 29, left 15 minutes earlier while Megan Barton Hanson, 25, and Charlie Brake, 24, departed at around 3.30am. Their pals Zara McDermott and Ellie Brown, both 21, exited the nightspot at around the same time.

Three men — all aged 24 — suffered stab and slash wounds in the carnage.

Spatters of blood could still be seen on the pavement outside the club yesterday.

The Met Police said last night the victims’ injuries are “not life-threatening” and all three are recovering in hospital.

A spokesman added: “Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

“Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.


“They are currently in custody at central London police stations.”

The stars’ near-miss comes just two months after Strictly pro AJ Pritchard, 24, and his dancer brother Curtis, 23, were beaten up by eight thugs at a Cheshire nightclub.

The ordeal forced the ballroom dancer to hire personal security.

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Dancing On Ice fans gush over Holly Willoughby’s gorgeous teal dress

Dancing On Ice fans rushed to compliment Holly Willoughby’s stunning teal gown tonight, as she joined Philip Schofield to host the ITV skating show.

The This Morning host looked the picture of elegance as she graced the ice in a figure hugging dress – while Phil opted for a black turtle neck under a  suit jacket with a quirky satin collar.

The dress showed off Holly’s incredible physique, with a plunging neckline and straps embellished with dainty beading.

Taking to social media, the TV presenter shared a snap of her ensemble before the show, and revealed where fans could bag it for themselves.

Looking into the distance as she flaunted the gown for all to see, Holly told followers her dress was from Antonio Beradio.

While viewers couldn’t be seen under the flowing material, Holly teamed her look with shoes from the brand Gia.

The TV favourite even told fans where they could get hold of her dazzling jewels, revealing they were from British jewellers Boodles.

Rushing to complement the star on her classy look, one fan cooed: "Stunning! Love this look. Colour is devine!"

Meanwhile, another added: "What a stunning dress! You look beautiful".

A third chipped in: "That’s one beautiful dress. Love it".

As another fan had some less kind words about Phil’s outfit, writing: "Love Holly’s dress tonight, not so keen on Phil’s turtleneck".

"Phil’s tutleneck hahaha," another brutally wrote.

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Dancing on Ice scoring blunder as commentator gives Ryan Sidebottom a lower score

Eagle-eyed viewers noticed former cricketer Ryan Sidebottom received 24 points out of 40, but the show's commentator announced he had scored just 22.5.

While it is likely to be a simple mistake, viewers were quick to take to social media to question the discrepancy.

One wrote: "What happened then with those scores?? Voiceover saying 22.5? #dancingonice"

A second said: "'22.5 out of 40' *displays 24.0 onscreen* #dancingonice"

Another added: "The commentator said 22.5 when it was 24. @sammatterface #DancingOnIce"


A fourth added: "@dancingonice Your voiceover can't count…he said 22.5 its actually 24!"

The commentator wasn't the only one having trouble with maths on tonight's show.

Moments later when Christopher Dean asked if it was really 35 years since his legendary Bolero performance and host Phillip Schofield made a joke about it.

He said: "Why? Can you not add up now."

Other viewers said it was time Ryan was sent home after he scored significantly less than the other contestants.

One wrote: "Ryan’s a nice guy and that but you can tell he’s way behind everyone else. Score: 6 #DancingOnIce"

Another said: "I think Ryan tries hard but compared to the others he's definitely at risk at being 1 of the 2 going home tonight even tho he's just got his highest score yet #DancingOnIce"


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Why Did It Take So Long or Don Cheadle to Host a Hilarious 'Saturday Night Live'?

Seriously, why did it take so long for Don Cheadle to host Saturday Night Live? The star of such films as Ocean’s 11, Hotel Rwanda, Boogie Nights and more has long been known to have stellar comedic chops to go with his acclaimed dramatic performances. And as he proved in this weekend’s new episode of Saturday Night Live, he has no problem hamming it up on live TV and acting like a complete goofball.

So let’s break down the best and worst sketches of a pretty damn good Don Cheadle hosted Saturday Night Live.

The Best

Extreme Baking Championship -Even though there’s a whole series based around competition bakers making terrible versions of incredible confectionery creations, that didn’t make this sketch any less funny. Not only were the cartoon themed sweets absolutely terrible, but the sketch really won me over when it took a weird turn by having one of the abominable creations come to life and spew liquid frosting everywhere. Plus, that one line from Kyle Mooney about Yoda absolutely cracked me up.

Roach-Ex – I love it when the commercial parodies of Saturday Night Live take on a narrative of their own. In this case, the personification of roaches infesting a house turns into a houseguest overstaying their welcome, sleeping with Mikey Day’s wife, and playing board games with his kid. The result is the kind of dramatic stand-off we’ve seen before, and it’s made all the more ridiculous by Don Cheadle in a casual roach costume.

Wedding Venue Ad – Part of me wishes this would have been one of those intense commercials for Under-Underground concerts (RIP Ass Dan) where the announcer shouts everything at you like a monster truck commercial. But Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant as an old Greek couple trying to sell their wedding reception venue with all the cliches of an awful party location makes this equally as funny. And you’ve gotta love Don Cheadle taking photos and spinning records as the DJ too.

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Donald Trump Jr. Tweets About Jussie Smollett Case: Attacks Media, Smollett Supporters

When news broke of a huge development in the Jussie Smollett hate attack case, with police revealing that new evidence suggested the Empire actor orchestrated the assault, there was plenty of discussion on Twitter.

Among the many comments, Donald Trump Jr. fired off a series of tweets, slamming Smollett, the media, and anyone who supported the actor.

New evidence emerges in Jussie Smollett attack case

Saturday evening, it was reported that the brothers who were arrested in connection with Smollett’s attack were now cooperating with police and were released without charges.

Smollett was attacked on January 29 in Chicago, as he claimed at the time that two men were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs” at him. According to a statement, the men beat him and one of the attackers put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on the actor.

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Chicago Police release a new statement

In response to a new development in the case, the Chicago Police Department released the following statement: “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”

Jussie Smollett denies he was involved in staging the attack

Smollett’s attorneys released a statement in response, explaining that the actor was “angered and devastated by recent reports” that he had himself orchestrated the attack.

In part, their statement noted: “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”

Donald Trump Jr. weighs in on new developments

Donald Trump Jr. went on a lengthy Twitter rant about the shift in Smollett’s case, as he had long believed the attack was staged.

He kicked things off by retweeting a CNN story about the new development, writing: “I look forward to the wall to wall coverage that we won’t see now that it doesn’t look bad for the MAGAsphere.”

Trump Jr. continued: “It appears that Jussie Smollett tried to manufacture a hate crime to make Trump supporters look bad and most of the media not only uncritically accepted his lies as facts for weeks, but attacked those who questioned the validity of his false story.”

The President’s son then took aim at the media and Smollett’s supporters, tweeting: “Despite all the obvious holes media/Hollywood desperately wanted it to be true to push their hate of conservatives. Looks like it’s not aging so well.’

He added: “Strange that no one in Hollywood or the Main Stream Media seems to want #JusticeForJussie anymore. Wonder what changed?”

Trump Jr. also pointed to his belief that the attack had been staged, remarking: “Remember boys and girls, it’s not a conspiracy when you’re right & with all the obvious holes it seemed logical to question this disgusting hoax. This didn’t age well at all!”

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'Keeping Up With the Kardashians': Will Sofia Richie Ever Appear on the Show?

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick’s relationship has become very serious, but she hasn’t appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians yet. Is that finally about to change? Here is everything to know about why she hasn’t appeared on the show and her plans for the future.

Sofia Richie said she won’t be on Keeping Up With the Kardashians because she is very private

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Scott Disick still appears on the show since he co-parents his three kids with Kourtney Kardashian. But the new woman in his life won’t be there with him.

“Not that I’m against it, [but] I’m just very private,” Sofia Richie told Us Weekly. ” Disick will also have another show where he will be flipping houses. Richie won’t be on that one either.

“Oh, God no. He’s the expert,” said Richie. “I might put in my two cents, but he’s the expert.” Disick also talked about their different stances on reality television. “Everyone has their own choices and nobody should have to do anything they don’t want to do … It’s her choice. “

It was previously reported Richie wasn’t on the show because she hadn’t met Disick’s kids

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This wasn’t the first time Richie coming onto the show has come up. Some were wondering earlier in their relationship whether she’d join the show, but there was a different reason why she wouldn’t be filming.

TMZ reported Richie won’t be on the show partially because back in 2017 she hadn’t met his kids yet. A good part of his time with them is when he is filming. The same report made clear that the Kardashian family had nothing to do with keeping her off the show.

Their relationship has only gotten more serious since then. So she has met his kids and the Kardashians. But do they get along?

Richie reportedly gets along with Kourtney Kardashian

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Some Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans might wonder if the two even get along to be on the same show. There were rumors they didn’t, but the family has denied them.

A fan asked Kourtney Kardashian on Watch What Happens Live what her reaction would be if Disick proposed to Richie. “Congratulations,” she answered then Kim added, “We vacation together” and “It’s all good.”

They were seen vacationing in Cabo San Lucas together. “The first day they all hung out together with the kids at the beach,” a source told E! News. “Kourtney, Sofia and Scott were all chatting and enjoying the day. Scott was in the middle of Sofia and Kourtney and they were lined up on chaise lounges. Scott got up to play with the kids and Kourtney and Sofia were chatting. They look like they are on very good terms and there wasn’t any tension.”

It sounds like the Kardashians have fully welcomed Sofia Richie in but she has decided to stay away from the cameras. Fans can only hope that she’ll eventually change her mind.

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Did Meghan Markle Ask Doria Ragland to Be Her Baby’s Nanny?

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland are undoubtedly close. And, rumor has it the royal mother-in-law has plans for an extended United Kingdom stay around the Duchess of Sussex’s due date. Did Meghan Markle ask her mother to be Baby Sussex’s nanny? Find out, ahead.

Doria Ragland took nanny classes last fall

On the heels of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby announcement, Doria Ragland allegedly took nanny classes last fall. The Daily Star reports that the grandmother-to-be sought out the Cradle Company (a Los Angeles parenting clinic) for special newborn classes. “Doria’s been taking newborn care specialist classes with the Cradle Company in Pasadena, Los Angeles,” a source shared with the publication. “Two of the teachers, Brandi and Hannah, are training Doria at her home half an hour away to avoid attracting unwanted attention,” they confirmed.

The training allegedly includes “breastfeeding and lactation consultancy, basic baby care, CPR, and first aid.” In addition, Doria has learned about “sleep training for later on, weaning, and helping the new mother with her recovery.”

She specializes in prenatal yoga

Meghan Markle gets her love for yoga from her mother, who works as a yoga instructor in the Los Angeles area. And, according to The Daily Star’s source, she also specializes in prenatal yoga — which she can teach her daughter before and after (once cleared to workout, of course) the baby’s arrival. The Duchess of Sussex has a yoga studio in her and Prince Harry’s new home.

She has her own room at Frogmore Cottage

Ahead of the royal baby’s arrival, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have plans to move into a newly renovated 10-room mansion on the grounds of Windsor Estate. And, Doria Ragland allegedly has her own bedroom. Meghan Markle’s mother has already visited the United Kingdom a couple of times and, with a new grandbaby, plans to be there as often as possible to watch the little prince or princess grow.

She quit her job

In addition to working as a yoga instructor, Doria Ragland also used to work at a mental health clinic in Los Angeles. But, ahead of last year’s royal wedding, the royal-in-law made the difficult decision to leave her career. Without her office job — and the ability to teach yoga anywhere — Doria Ragland has more time to spend with her grandbaby.

Did Meghan Markle ask Doria Ragland to be her baby’s nanny?

The Duchess of Sussex apparently doesn’t want to hire a nanny in the early stages of her child’s life. Instead, she might have asked Doria Ragland to help raise the young royal. “Meghan wants to avoid hiring staff if possible once her first child arrives. The thought of having her mum [sic] move in with them and take on the role of baby nurse is the best possible solution to that,” a source shared with The Daily Star.

Kensington Palace has yet to confirm Doria Ragland’s new role in the royal family. That said, even if Meghan Markle didn’t ask her mother to be her baby’s nanny, Doria Ragland will most likely spend more time with her grandchild in the United Kingdom going forward.

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Bette Midler Reveals She's Set to Perform Mary Poppins Returns Song at the Oscars: 'So Excited!'

Bette Midler is taking her talents to the Oscars stage once again.

The legend, 73, will perform the song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns at the upcoming Academy Awards, she announced on Twitter Saturday.

“So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24…the nominated song from ‘Mary Poppins’…’The Place Where Lost Things Go’ …so excited!!” she wrote.

The track, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, is sung by leading lady Emily Blunt in the film.

Shortly after it was announced that Midler would be singing his song, Shaiman, 59, gushed on Facebook that his heart was “exploding.”

“As a child of the 60s, I grew up obsessed with the ‘Mary Poppins’ soundtrack, learning everything about songwriting and film scoring from it. As a teenager in the 70’s, I became obsessed with new star Bette Midler, who fate amazingly led me to, resulting in our 40 year relationship,” he wrote. “Could I have ever imagined that one day Bette Midler would sing a song I co-wrote with Scott Wittman for a sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Academy Awards?! My heart is exploding!!!”

Midler is no stranger to the Oscars stage: she has twice been nominated for Best Actress, for The Rose (1979) and For the Boys (1991). In 2014, she performed her signature ballad “Wind Beneath My Wings” from her movie Beaches during the ceremony’s annual In Memoriam tribute.

She joins Jennifer Hudson, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga as stars confirmed to be performing their nominated songs during the live broadcast.

Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight,” the Diane Warren-penned track from the documentary RBG, while Welch and Rawlings will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Cooper and Gaga, meanwhile, will sing “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. Cooper said in a recent interview, however, that he’d be shedding his Jackson Maine persona for the performance, and would be singing as himself and not his Star Is Born character.

“He’s gone,” Cooper said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “I’m not gonna try to get him back. But it will be me singing.”

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Of the five songs nominated for best original song, the only one that has yet to be confirmed for a performance during the broadcast is Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” from Black Panther.

The Feb. 24 ceremony is expected to be the first Oscars in 30 years to go without a host after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down in December.

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