Corrie's Catherine Tyldesley relishes soap 'scrap' with Kym Marsh

Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley has said she loved filming fight scenes with Kym Marsh because she had wanted her character to have “a scrap” for ages.

The pair get into a catfight after Kym’s character Michelle Connor discovers that her man Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) fathered Leanne’s baby.

Kym as Michelle (ITV)

She goes on the warpath and punches Leanne (Jane Danson), bloodying her nose, then turns her attention to Leanne’s sister Eva (Catherine).

Their row descends into chaos and Michelle ends up dragging Eva out of the Rovers pub by her hair.

Catherine said: “It was brilliant! I have wanted Eva to have a scrap for ages.

Catherine Tyldesley (Ian West/PA)
Catherine Tyldesley (Ian West/PA)

“I think Eva would do quite well in a proper fight as she is feisty but she is taken a bit by surprise by Michelle.”

She added: “When I told my husband Tom that I had a catfight coming up with Kym Marsh, his words were ‘Salford vs Wigan! This will be a good ep’.”

The dramatic scenes air on the ITV soap on Monday.


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