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Kym Marsh, known for her role as Michelle Connor, has announced she will be presenting a new BBC series about ‘romance fraud’.
The news comes a few months after the actress announced a break from her Corrie role. Kym Marsh will be presenting a five-part daytime series called For Love Or Money alongside Ashley John-Baptiste.
Each episode will see Kym and Ashley investigating romance fraud, where online daters have been conned out of their own money by people who they thought they could trust.
The pair will be exposing the sophisticated techniques that fraudsters use to manipulate people into giving them money, whilst offering advice to viewers and solving a cases along the way.
The show aims to educate people about the dangers of online fraud, particularly on dating sites. By uncovering tactics and exposing their lies, For Love Or Money should be a real eye-opener for viewers and hopefully keep them safe from becoming victims themselves.
Speaking about her decision to leave Coronation Street, Kym said: ‘I'd been toying with [leaving] for a little while, because as much as I love being there and learned so much, the actor side of me is getting itchy feet.
'I want to do something else. I want to play another character and test out what I can do. I'm by no means saying I will never go back, but I need to flex my acting muscles.’
Kym Marsh has also revealed that she has been a victim of identity fraud, describing the series as a ‘real eye opener’.
‘It was relatable to me as, in the past, I discovered that my identity had been stolen so a scammer could use it.
‘I was horrified. It’s such an awful crime and its long-lasting effects are emotional and financial.
‘I feel really passionately that this series is going to stop people in their tracks and really analyse who they are talking to online.
‘Most importantly, give them all the information they need to tackle potential romance scammers.’
We can't wait to see Kym in the new show!
Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.
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