Where is Kym Marsh and why isn't she on Morning Live?

Kym Marsh, Morning Live
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Where is Kym Marsh and why isn't she on Morning Live?

BBC viewers were left wondering 'Where is Kym Marsh and why isn't she on Morning Live?' after the TV presenter was notably missing from the show.

It comes after Holly Willoughby was missing from This Morning earlier this year and Kym previously took a break from Morning Live after she was forced to self-isolate.

The former Coronation Street actress has been the host of the new BBC daytime TV show since it launched at the end of October last year but unexpectedly, Kym has been replaced once again by former Strictly Professional dancer Janette Manrara who previously stood in for the co-host in July.

So we look at why the star was absent...

Where is Kym Marsh?

Kym Marsh has been missing from BBC One's Morning Live this week, as Gethin Jones and Janette Manrara took the helm of the show since August bank holiday Monday.

Fans have started to ask Where is Kym Marsh?, with one fan tweeting, 'Where is Kym Marsh?' and another viewer asked, 'What’s happened to Kym Marsh? She’s never there' before calling for her to be dropped as a presenter for not 'establishing herself with the viewers'.

It is not known where Kym is as she hasn't posted on social media since 10th of August. But her last post teased that she was working on a new project.

She uploaded a snap of herself standing in front of a microphone wearing recording headphones, which she captioned 'Exciting times ahead!!!' with fans speculating that she has made a return to singing following her Hear'Say days.

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Kym tagged Brian Harris of Downboy Entertainment Group and she was pictured sat alongside him on his Instagram.

Meanwhile back in July Kym was absent from the show because she was at home self-isolating and Janette Manrara stood in for the host to present alongside Gethin Jones.

Viewers started tweeting to ask where the presenter was after they noticed she wasn't in the studio to present her usual show. One fan wrote, 'I hope u are ok we miss you on Morning live today hope u are ok hope to see u soon ok'.

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Why isn't Kym Marsh on Morning Live?

Kym Marsh isn't on Morning Live this week as she appears to be taking her annual break.

Kym last posted on social Media on 10th of August to tease a new project she was working on and it's thought she is using her time off to spend more time with family as a previous post admitted she wanted to "slow it down a bit" and "make time".

The post followed her attending a family wedding and it part of it read, 'I come from such a huge family and so us all getting together often seems impossible, we are all so busy living our lives, working, building our own families and futures, there just never seems time. I said last night the only time we ever seem to get together is at weddings or funerals and that seems such a shame to me.

'So...last night got me thinking, time to make changes, time to review situations. Slow it down a bit marshy, make time, cos those people in that room last night mean more to me than anything in the world!'

She added, I’m so very proud and so very lucky to have a family like mine. I love each and every one of you! ❤️'

And she also uploaded a selfie with her dad who has been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer, after she vowed to have him walk her down the aisle when she marries Scott Ratcliff.

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When Kym was previously absent from screens back in July she was at home isolating after her son David tested positive for Covid. The mum-of-four, appeared on the show via video link to update her colleagues and viewers at home on her 'nightmare' week.

Kym explained, "Yeah, so I wasn't well last week...I'd had a bad cold, and had two PCR tests both negative, but still was kind of coughing all over the place.

"I travelled home as always on the weekend, to be with my family, with my kids, and then over the weekend, my son has tested positive for Covid. So not great."

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Kym has daughters Emily, 24, Polly, 10, and son David, 26, and her son Archie died aged 21 weeks old after he was born prematurely.

Speaking about David's health scare she said, "He's okay. He's not doing too badly. So it's come from his girlfriend, his girlfriend is also self-isolating. She's been really, really poorly.

"David hasn't so far been as poorly as she has but today he said he's aching more today and he's coughing more as well. But up to now, he's doing okay, so fingers crossed he'll be alright."

After her brief appearance, the BBC One show tweeted a clip and captioned it, 'Sending so much love to Kym and her family!'

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And viewers also sent their get well wishes. One fan wrote, 'All the best Kym and to your family, I know what it's like having covid had it last march so all the best to your family.' Another agreed, 'Aww hope your ok@msm4rsh and that David and Courtney get better soon. I get how they must be feeling I have it too.'

And a third added, 'I hope David and Courtney get better soon. I hope you dad is doing ok. Hope you and Scott are fine.'

Kym hasn't had much luck lately as she revealed just last month that her beloved father has incurable prostate cancer. Kym spoke about her father Dave's condition during a special film she recorded with him for Morning Live in which she told viewers that the disease has spread to his pelvis, spine, ribs, and left leg. Her dad, who is aged 76, delayed going to the doctors due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while restrictions on wearing masks look set to be relaxed, Kym proves the deadly virus is still spreading.

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But the former Hear'Say singer Kym did reveal some happy news last month after she announced her engagement to boyfriend Scott Ratcliff.

He asked her to marry him on her 44th birthday. “I’m absolutely over the moon – I can’t believe it. It’s been the best birthday surprise ever. I can’t stop smiling!” she told OK!

Kym and Scott, who is an Army Major, first started dating in July 2018 after being introduced by mutual pal Anthony Cotton.

When will Kym Marsh return to Morning Live?

It is not yet known when Kym Marsh will return to Morning Live. We will update you as soon as we know.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)