Kym Marsh’s apparent disappearance from Morning Live has finally been explained, after fans wondered where she had gone.
The BBC’s former Coronation Street star, aged 45, has been hosting the show since September 2020 alongside Gethin Jones.
Janette Manrara is now the new host of Strictly Come Dancing. The actress who was once a host has been missing since June 28.
As they watched the morning show, viewers began to question her whereabouts and asked Twitter.
One said: “Does anyone know where Kym Marsh is?”
A second asked: “Where is Kym?” even tagging Kym’s official account too.
While a third begged: “Bring back Kym ASAP!”
Now, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed the reason for Kym’s absence, telling the Express: “Kym has taken some time off to spend time with her family.”
Janette, 37, has been standing in for Kym since July 5, and she will later take over at the helm of Strictly spin-off It Takes Two after stepping down as a pro this year.
Kym took some time off Morning Live in July when her son David tested positive for Covid, as he still lives at home.
Kym was made to remain at home due to the government guidelines.
Unfortunately, Kym also contracted Covid.
The show airs in three-weekly intervals and is not always on-screen.
Because of that, viewers hadn’t initially realised just how long Kym had been away from the show.
The former Michelle Connor star has been going through a difficult time since she announced that her father, Dave (76), had been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer.
Due to the pandemic, he had put off going to the doctor and was then told that the cancer had spread his pelvis, spine and left leg.
After Kym’s 45th birthday, he had gotten down on one knee to announce her engagement to Scott Ratcliff.
Her dad Dave told The Sun after his cancer diagnosis: “My biggest hope is the treatment keeps working and gives me more time with my family. I want to be fit and well enough to walk Kym down the aisle after she recently got engaged.
“It’s something to look forward to and making sure I’m there means the world to me.
“I’ve been very lucky because I have a wonderful family who support me, and that’s a huge help.”
Morning Live airs at 9.15am on weekdays on BBC One
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