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Kym Marsh brings wedding forward so dad can walk her down aisle amid cancel

Kym Marsh has moved the date of her wedding for her dad Dave (Picture: REX)

Kym Marsh has brought forward her wedding to Scott Ratcliff to ensure that her dad can walk her down the aisle.

Just days after announcing her engagement last month, the former Coronation Street star heartbreakingly revealed that her father Dave, 76, had been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer.

Speaking to OK! the 45-year-old revealed that she and her fiance, 32, are set to tie the knot ‘in a few months’ as her dad is ‘often in pain’.

‘My dad is struggling with walking now because he’s often in pain, so we’re having the wedding in a few months,’ the former Hear’Say singer explained.

Her partner Scott added: ‘On the back of some bad news, we thought if we can pull it off, let’s do it this year because it’s the lift that everyone needs.’

The pair also explained that they are planning a ‘very military wedding’ as they have ‘quite a big wedding party’.

Kym announced her engagement to Scott Ratcliff days before her father’s diagnosis (Picture: Kym Marsh Instagram)

The interview comes just a few weeks after Kym shared that her dad has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which has now spread to his pelvis, spine, ribs and left leg.

Dave, who had previously overcome prostate cancer, had been experiencing pains in his lower back and pelvis, but delayed going to the doctor as he didn’t want to be a burden on the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kym told The Sun: ‘It has been a very difficult time, I can’t deny that, but we have always been very close as a family and so we have been able to talk together and plan for the future, which is important.

Kym is hoping her father can walk her down the aisle in a few months (Picture: Kym Marsh Instagram)

‘At this stage, doctors are talking about it being incurable, but it is treatable, and the hope is that they may be able to extend his life — but by how much, nobody really knows, and he is in discomfort.’

Dave is in a lot of pain and has been forced to use a mobility scooter to get around, but is responding well to hormone treatment and is hoping a new treatment starting next week will give him ‘a bit longer’.

He said: ‘My biggest hope is the treatment keeps working and gives me more time with my family. I want to be fit and well enough to walk Kym down the aisle after she recently got engaged.’

The week before announcing the devastating news, Kym revealed her engagement to partner Scott.

The star was previously married to Jack Ryder from 2002 until 2009 and Jamie Lomas from 2008 until 2014. She is mum to David, 26, and Emily, 24, from her relationship with David Cunliffe and Polly, 10, from her marriage to Lomas.

The exes are also parents to Archie, who died moments after he was born in February 2009.

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