Former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has admitted that she finds co-parenting her nine-year-old daughter Polly during the coronavirus crisis quite stressful.

The 43-year-old admitted it is challenging because she knows both parents should have the right to see their child, and insisted it was "only right" that her nine-year-old daughter went to stay with her dad, Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas.

She said: "I'm currently child-free as my daughter Polly went to stay with her dad. She hadn't seen him in a few weeks and it was his birthday. So it was only right she got to spend time with him. It is stressful, though.

"Co-parenting is challenging in these circumstances because while both parents should have the right to see their child, it's nerve-wracking for a child to go between households. I just want her to be safe."

Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh

The former Hear’Say singer also confessed she is finding home schooling tough, and is looking forward to her partner, Scott Ratcliff, returning home from his army tour of Afghanistan.

Writing in her OK! magazine column, she added: "While I miss her so much when she's away, I do get a tiny break from home schooling. I'm finding that so tough, as I know many parents are.

"Polly struggles with learning from home as she doesn't have the same environment and routine she has at school.

"Once Scott is back from his tour of Afghanistan next month, he can help me out."