Kym Marsh defends Gareth Gates after he 'ruined' Coronation Street death

26 March 2019, 11:23 | Updated: 26 March 2019, 11:36

Kym Marsh has defended fellow former popstar Gareth Gates
Kym Marsh has defended fellow former popstar Gareth Gates. Picture: GETTY

Kym Marsh defends Gareth Gates after he 'ruined' Coronation Street death

Kym Marsh has defended pal Gareth Gates after he accidentally posted a major Coronation Street spoiler before the episode was broadcast.

Gareth faced the wrath of soap fans last week when he outed Rana Habeeb as the Coronation character who dies in the Underworld factory collapse.

The singer, 32, took to Instagram to praise his fiancé Faye Brooks, who plays Kate Connor, the on-screen love interest of tragic Rana, and to share his sadness that actress Bhavna Limbachia has quit the show.

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Kym - who recently confirmed she's leaving the Corrie cast - told OK! Magazine: "I feel sorry for him because he was just excited to praise Faye's performance, although I understand this upset fans who were watching."

Kym added: "We've all had slip-ups on social media though, it's easily done!"

After fans were left devastated at Rana's shock departure, it has since emerged that actress Bhavna had ASKED to be killed off.

Gareth let slip that Rana - played by actress Bhavna Limbachia - would be leaving the soap
Gareth let slip that Rana - played by actress Bhavna Limbachia - would be leaving the soap. Picture: Shutterstock

She told The Sun: "When I told Kate Oates and Iain McLeod that I wanted to leave the show to try other things, it was my decision and my choice for Rana to die because it was the only fitting end to the character.

"Kate and Rana had fought so hard to be together and they had been through thick and thin together.

"I believe their love was so pure as two souls that there was no way that Rana was just going to have a change of heart, hop in a cab and leave.

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"I felt that if they were to be separated, they had to be torn apart and it couldn’t have been their decision. The only way to go was if Rana were to die.

"Rana would never leave Kate, ever."