Coronation Street star Kym Marsh says that win or lose she and co-star Simon Gregson were proud of the way Steve McDonald’s depression storyline has played out.

Kym, who plays his soon-to-be wife Michelle, told What’s on TV at the British Soap Awards: “I think the best scenes for me were when Steve finally broke down and told Michelle that he had depression. They were, I mean, the subject matter, they were fantastic.

“But the funniest scenes for me and Steve were when he turned up to pick her up and she found him sat in his car and she threatened to pull the wing mirrors off that stupid little car he was in. She was like pulling them! We had such a laugh.”

Kym continued: “But that storyline was major. For a comedy couple to do such a serious subject matter was massive, so hopefully we did it justice. So if we don’t win tonight we’re proud of it anyway.”

Kym and Simon were nominated for Best Storyline at the awards, but lost out to EastEnders and its Who Killed Lucy? plot.

She was accompanied to the awards with her teenage daughter, Emily.

The British Soap Awards screen on ITV on Thursday, May 21.