Coronation Street‘s Kym Marsh revealed that looking after new daughter Polly, who was born five weeks’ premature in March, is hard work.

She wrote in her New! magazine column: “Polly’s 10 weeks’ old now and she had her first injections last week and it was terrible. She was really out of sorts and cried the whole day. She eventually exhausted herself and fell asleep for five hours’ solid, which is unheard of.

“She usually feeds every two hours and if you put anything near her mouth, she wants to attack it!”

She added: “My mum and dad stayed overnight last Sunday to give Jamie [Lomas] and me a good night’s sleep. I woke up feeling refreshed, but my mum certainly didn’t!”

The 34-year-old actress is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her daughter with Hollyoaks star Jamie, and her barmaid character, Michelle Connor, is enjoying a cruise with boyfriend Ciaran.

But Kym can’t imagine leaving the cobbles because working on the soap gives her more stability than any other job.

“I was quite shocked to hear that Sacha Parkinson, who plays Sian Powers, is leaving Corrie, but she’s only young and she has her whole career ahead of her.

“Soaps are great for people like me who are settled because they’re a stable place to be, but if she wants to try her hand at other things, now’s the time to do it.”