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Corrie's Marsh announces break-up

Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas
The couple were together for 15 months

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh and her boyfriend, former Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas have split up after 15 months together, it has been announced.

An ITV statement confirmed the break-up and said he had moved out of Marsh's home in Cheshire.

"There is no one else involved and neither party wish to comment at this time," the statement added.

The couple were said to be devastated when their premature son Archie Jay, died moments after being born.

Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street, used to be married to former EastEnders star Jack Ryder.

She has two children, Emily and David, from a previous relationship with Dave Cunliffe.

Marsh rose to fame after appearing in and winning the ITV singing show Popstars in 2001.

The band Hear'Say, which was created on the series, had two number one singles, but disbanded soon after Marsh left the band in 2002.

After a brief solo singing career, Marsh landed the part in Coronation Street and has played Michelle Connor since 2006.

Lomas is best known for playing Warren Fox in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks.

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