Corrie’s Kim vows her singing days are behind her
After a year of pop revivals, Coronation Street star Kym Ryder has pledged that she will not be returning to singing but instead will focus on her acting career.
The 31-year old actress originally found fame after winning the ITV reality show Popstars and landing a part in the pop group Hear’Say.
However, while she admits that she had some good times with the group, she sees her future in television, particularly after she was named the most popular newcomer at this year’s National Television Awards.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, she said: “I love singing, but hate the music industry. If I sing now it’s because I want to, not because I have to. I love my work and get to be with my family, too. I did so much travelling when I was a pop star.”
In separate news, it looks like Rydian Roberts is set to follow in Kym’s footsteps as he goes into the X-Factor final as the firm favourite.
The Welshman faces competition from the brother-sister duo Same Difference and young crooner Leo after Nikki Evans was voted off the talent show.