Kym Marsh steps back from Morning Live as after dads tragic cancer diagnosis

Kym Marsh has shared an update on her Morning Live absence.

The former Coronation Street star, 45, has been absent from the BBC breakfast show since July.

After concern from fans, it was previously confirmed that Kym was taking a break from the show in order to '"spend time with her family".

On Friday's episode, Kym's colleague and fellow Morning Live presenter Gethin Jones confirmed that the Hear'Say star had taken time out from the show in light of her beloved father Dave's devastating prostate cancer diagnosis.

Earlier this year, it was revealed the 76-year-old had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

In June, Dave sadly revealed the cancerous cells had spread to his spine, ribs, pelvis and left leg.

Kym updated fans on his condition on Friday's episode, where she talked with Gethin and her temporary replacement Janette Manrara via video-link.

She said: "You might have noticed I've not been around much since the end of July – well there's been some very good reasons for that.

"I think it's fair to say the last few months have been ridiculously busy with one thing or another for me and my family."

"I've been off for the last few weeks and one of the reasons for that is because I want to be here for my dad and I need to be here to support my family and it was absolutely the right choice to make."

Kym also missed the show earlier in the year after she and her children tested positive for coronavirus.

She has also been recovering from a double hernia operation.

During her appearance on the show, Kym shared a positive update about her father's treatment.

She added: "There's been a slight glimmer of good news.

"Dad’s PSA levels often detected in high quantities when prostate cancer might be growing have responded to his medication."

Previously, the presenter broke down in tears when discussing Dave's prognosis on the programme.

Morning Live airs weekdays on BBC One.

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