Kym joined the starlight roadshow after she bowled everyone over with her performance of the Cliff Richard song Living Doll.
Kym's dad David was in a band called Ricky And The Dominant Four, their claim was supporting the Beatles at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
Kym and Jack appeared in a documentary called Happy Ever After which was shown on Sky One.
Kym Parted from her record company after limited sucess with her third single Sentimental.
Kym says that ex-Coronation Street star Surranne Jones is her acting role model.
Although Kym was born in Merseyside she is a Manchester United fan.
Kym has a high involvement in charity work she recently sang in aid of the RNLI and The Small Faces charities.
As a result of bullying in her childhood Kym suffered from both panic attacks and bulimia.
Kym is very close with her Coronation Street co-star Beverley Callard.
Prior to Hear'Say Kym had a chart hit in 1997 with solar stone. With their single 'Day by Day' reaching around 80 in the top 100.
Before shooting to fame Kym had jobs as a shop assistant and a receptionist.
Kym had a star role in the West End musical Saturday Night Fever.
For two years Kym attended the Elliot Clark stage school but left after feeling she was not doing enough singing.
Kym released a fitness video at the start of 2007.
Kym joined Kingfisher's Hands Up If You're Against Bullying after facing bullying in her childhood.
Before joining Coronation street Kym's favourite character was Liz McDonald.
Kym loves comedy movies and stand up comedy.
Kym released a song as a child called 'One kiss', which resulted in an appearance on Richard and Judy.
Kym's wedding to Jack Ryder was covered by OK! magazine for a reported £300,000.
Kym won Best Newcomer at the 2007 British soap awards.
Auditioned to represent the UK in the 2006 Eurovision.
Was the lead singer in the Popstars Original Band, Hear'Say.
Kym's debut solo album is called 'Standing Tall'. It was released in 2003.
Kym has gotten a role in the popular UK soap, Coronation Street. She will play a singer named Michelle. Kym has signed for 4 episodes but could be back for more.
Kym starred in the musical Saturday Night Fever.
Kym Ryder: Winning the role in Coronation Street has lifted my self-esteem and confidence in a way nothing else ever has and I'm enjoying every minute. I feel luck has smiled on me.
Kym: (On suffering from Bulimia and Bullying) My Mum helped me through it and I managed to conquer it but the legacy of the bullying still has an impact on the way I feel about myself. I think I'm ugly and can't function without my family around me. Sometimes I look at myself and think, 'You are 30 years old, do you really need to speak to your mum every day?' but the simple fact is that I do.
I need to feel close to them, and to Jack. He is my rock. I try not to be too dependent but I'm not the confident, outgoing person I'm often seen to be.
Kym Marsh: (On winning Best Newcomer at the 2007 British Soap Awards) I didn't expect this. It's a real coup for me. I wanted people to see that I could do this and to prove that I could go from Top of the Pops and top of the soaps.
Kym: It's cooler to be in Corrie than in the charts.
Kym: (On winning Best Newcomer at the 2007 British Soap Awards) Never in a million years did I believe I would be here. This really does mean an awful lot to me, not coming from an acting background.
Kym: My acting goal was to join Corrie. I'm grateful because people have taken a huge chance on me when I could have been rubbish!
Kym Ryder: One of the biggest things I've learned is to be a fighter. I've turned my life around with hard work and determination. I'm really proud of all I have achieved because I've experienced the other side of life – living on benefits and struggling with bills.
Kym: I never liked the way I looked because I was called ugly and other stuff at school.
Kym: I've always been insecure, when I was coming up to 30 I had a bit of a mini-crisis. I really didn't want to be 30, I couldn't face not being in my 20s any more.
But then my head just cleared. It was as if turning 30 suddenly flicked a little switch and I went, 'Actually I am really happy, and I don't care about this and I am not bothered about that. Actually I'm all right.
Kym: I love playing Michelle, she's fantastic. In some ways I can identify with her. Obviously she had a child at 15 and, although I was 18, I was still a teen mum so I can relate to her in that way and the closeness she has with her son. Also, she's quite sarcastic and I am a bit as well, and she's looking to settle down like I have.
(On seeing Jack before a public announcement)
Kym: We wanted to keep it quiet because when you start a relationship, especially when you're in the public eye, it's a bit difficult because you want to make sure that you're getting along and you really like each other before you kind of make it public knowledge because when people break up when you're in our jobs it's very messy, the papers get involved and everyone that doesn't need to know knows and it's just rubbish, so we kept to ourselves for a little while. So we were sneaking around, very naughty.
Kym: I like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I'm a bit of a rock chick I think deep down.
Kym: I was bullied quite a bit because I wasn't into going to under 18s discos and I wasn't really into boys and stuff like that, I was more interested in setting up my career, even at that age, I mean singing was something that I'd always wanted to do since being four years old. And they just found it a little bit weird that I didn't want to go and hang out and stuff like that. And I did get picked on. But it does make you more determined I think definitely, if you really want something so badly then you just go for it and you don't really care what other people think.
Kym: You can be rich, have a career and a huge house, but if you're not happy it means nothing.
Kym: I was badly bullied at school so I think it is important that people try to do more about it.