Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has said that the show could do with some more eye candy – particularly among the older male characters.

The actress – who is fronting a new campaign by Childnet to give parents advice on using the Internet responsibly with children – admitted she would like to see a few more hunks in Weatherfield.

“They need some new men, I think. We’re very women heavy in Corrie, aren’t we?” she said.

“We’ve got to have some eye candy, particularly of our age, like in our 30s. There’s not really many guys to go round for girls. They do tend to be muscle-bound hunks, but we don’t mind that.”

Khm – who recently returned to the show as Michelle Connor – admitted she has enjoyed her screen alter-ego’s romances on the street, which have included flings with Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), and Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) – as well as her current relationship with Ciaran McCarthy, played by Boyzone’s Keith Duffy.

“I’ve been very fortunate because I’ve had some really great partners on screen, Simon being the one I was with for the longest. We had good fun together,” she recalled.

“I really enjoyed my brief stint with Chris Gascoyne as well. I think he’s so heavyweight, he’s brilliant, and obviously Keith who’s missed by everyone, so yeah I’ve been really lucky.”

However she did not give away any details about the pair’s future together.

“Keith’s left, but whether or not they get married remains to be seen,” she said. “You’ll have to wait and see what happens.”