Make-up free Kym Marsh goes casual chic in skinny jeans and a colourful jumper as she hits the shops 

She's been hard at work filming her explosive new Coronation Street storyline. 

But Kym Marsh managed to squeeze in some last-minute Christmas shopping as she dashed around Manchester's Trafford Centre on Wednesday. 

Laden down with bags, it looked as through the 40-year-old actress had a successful trip, no doubt stocking up on gifts for her three children.

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Marsh minute dash! Kym Marsh managed to squeeze in some last-minute Christmas shopping as she dashed around Manchester's Trafford Centre on Wednesday

Going make-up free for the outing, Kym allowed her natural beauty to shine through, whilst her chocolate coloured locks were coiffed into loose ringlets.

Opting for a casual but chic ensemble, the former Hear'Say singer donned a colourful leopard print jumper that she teamed with skinny jeans. 

She finished off the ensemble with a pair of black biker boots and chic square framed glasses. 

Corrie on shopping! Laden down with bags, it looked as through the 40-year-old actress had a successful trip, no doubt stocking up on gifts for her three children

Au natural: Going make-up free for the outing, Kym allowed her natural beauty to shine through, whilst her chocolate coloured locks were coiffed into loose ringlets

Low-key and lovely: Opting for a casual but chic ensemble, the former Hear'Say singer donned a colourful leopard print jumper that she teamed with skinny jeans

Kym was no doubt surprised to find time to hit the shops as she is currently working on a tense on-screen saga. 

Her Coronation Street character Michelle Connor will battle with suicidal thoughts in scenes due to air next month. 

The pregnant Pub Landlady attempts the act over the New Year, with viewers watching her sat on the edge of the viaduct and thinking of killing herself.

Thankfully, she will be talked down by Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) in an emotional exchange that sees Michelle left in floods of tears.  

Two of a kind: Kym was possibly hunting down a gift for daughter Emilie Cunliffe who she was out with the night before at the Wish Upon A Sparkle Lunch

Michelle has been under an enormous amount of pressure of late, which will no doubt be multiplied by the revelation her husband Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) is expecting a baby with Leanne Battersby after their one night stand.

The barmaid has also been contemplating terminating her own pregnancy after it was revealed Steve could have muscular dystrophy – a hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles – which has a 50 per cent chance of the gene being passed to his offspring.

Michelle also recently embarked on an affair with Robert - whose famously enjoyed a tumultuous love life of his own. 

Corrie on regardless! Kym was no doubt surprised to find time to hit the shops as she is currently working on an explosive new Coronation Street storyline

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