Kym Marsh has revealed one of the reasons she signed up to Strictly Come Dancing was because her husband might leave the country next year.

The former Corrie star, 46, said she's "toyed" with the idea of joining the BBC ballroom before, but it never felt like the right time until now, and she had several reasons for that.

The singer opened up about her marriage to husband Scott Ratcliff during a roundtable chat with Daily Star and other press.

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Asked why she chose to do Strictly this year, Kym replied: "Well, I mean it’s Strictly, isn’t it? The last few years I’ve toyed with it, but I never thought it was the right time for me, and then I decided that this year would be a good year."

The soap star said military man Scott might be jetting off next year, suggesting she picked up her dancing shoes this year at a time when he was able to come and cheer her on during live shows.

Kym went on: "I mean its the twentieth anniversary and it’s going to be a big one, but also my husband is still in the country at the moment, and next year he may very well not be, so I thought ‘Let’s do it'."

Scott is a major in the army Parachute Regiment, so although he's based in the country at the moment, he might be deployed again in the future.

But another family-focused reason she did the show was because of her dad, who is battling terminal cancer.

Kym continued: "And my dad, my dad’s a huge fan of the show and obviously my dad’s not too well, so it was a good year to do it, I think.”

Revealing her final reason, she added: "Also, I heard Will was doing it!”.

Kym's Strictly journey got off to a rocky start as she was left without new clothes in training, because Scott was mowing the lawn and Kym finished early.

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She said: "My husband is here now, but he was at home yesterday and the plan was that he would drive here and bring my suitcase so that I didn't have to take everything on the train.

"And he ended up getting carried away and mowing the lawn and god knows what else, and I finished quite early. I got back in and I thought 'I've got no clothes. I've not got my change of clothes!

"No underwear. I've got nothing at all with me. Nothing to take my makeup off, and And we were all sweaty messes yesterday."

Kym is partnered up with Italian dancing pro Graziano Di Prima.


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