(Picture: Elf: The Christmas Spectacular)

Look, were sorry but its time to face facts – Christmas is around the corner and youre either going to have to embrace it or accept it. And getting into the festive spirit is Coronation Street Kym Marsh, who is taking on a very wintry role following her exit as Michelle Connor.

Elf: A Christmas Spectacular promises to be the biggest live Christmas show in the world and is an on stage adaptation of the festive film favourite.

Kym, who is playing Buddy the Elfs girlfriend Jovie, said: Im delighted to be getting back on stage and joining the cast of Elf this December. Elf is an iconic Christmas film and having seen the musical myself last year I am very excited to be part of this fun and heart-warming family show.

The show will tour Liverpool, Glasgow and London and is perfect for families and Christmas obsessives. Kym will be joined by EastEnders legend Shaun Williamson (Barry, of course!) as well as her own 8-year-old daughter Polly.

Barry in his new role
(Picture: Elf: A Christmas Spectacular)

Polly will play a naughty child who has a confrontation with Santa. Kym smiled: Its amazing that I get to share the next part of my acting journey with Polly. She loves acting and performing, so for her to land her first role aged eight is great, and were all so proud of her.

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Its lovely to think she wants to follow in my footsteps and I know shell do a great job. I think she was born to be in the spotlight – shes quite the little character.

Kym and Polly will have their work cut out – Elf: The Christmas Spectacular features three stages, a flying sleigh and an audience snowball fight.

It sounds like a lot of fun and laughter – the exact opposite of the dramatic exit planned for Michelle, who is destined to discover that her fiance Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) has been livinRead More – Source