Tuesday 24 October 2017

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

Catherine Tyldesley said doing the fight scene 'was brilliant'
Catherine Tyldesley said doing the fight scene 'was brilliant'

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 Marsh's character Michelle Connor discovers that her man Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) fathered Leanne's baby.

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

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

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

"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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