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Kym Marsh gives moving speech as she scoops soap award

Kym Marsh had a harrowing story to act which involved her losing baby Photo: PA

Kym Marsh won the best dramatic performance award for her emotional portrayal of Michelle Connor when she lost her baby son Ruairi at 23 weeks into her pregnancy.

An emotional Kym dedicated the award to her own late son Archie and said: “Thank you so much, this means so much to me.

It was perhaps the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do in my career. It took us back to places that we never really wanted to go to again but we did because we wanted to tell the story.

As we are sitting here enjoying ourselves someone is losing their baby. i’m so proud of the show for telling the story in its entirety, reaching out to people and breaking the silence and the taboo.

To my partner Matthew, thank you for putting up with my moods. My wonderful children, David, Emily and Polly you’re the reason I smile everyday. I’d like to dedicate this to my son Archie.”

– Kym Marsh

There were three other awards for Coronation Street involving relative newcomers.

Elle Mulvaney who plays mischievous Amy in Coronation Street Credit: PA

Elle Mulvaney who plays Tracey's daughter won an award for Best Young Performer. Her banter with her on screen Mum and her cheeky one liners have won her many fans.

Rob Mallard(right)won best newcomer Credit: PA

Rob Mallard won best Newcomer. He's been thrust into the headlines by a series of sinister moves including pushing his screen father (Ken Barlow) downstairs.

Dolly Rose Campbell won Best comedy actor Credit: PA

And finally a well deserved award for making us smile. That goes to Dolly Rose Campbell who is usually seen alongside Chesney in the kebab shop.