Kym Marsh’s eight year old daughter follows in her footsteps by landing movie role alongside dad Jamie Lomas

Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas' daughter Polly is following in the footsteps of her parents after scoring her first acting role.

The eight year old will star in a new film based around the issue of homelessness called Lead Belly, alongside her dad Jamie, 44.

Former Emmerdale star Sammy Winward, 34, will also star in the movie, which is to be released in January next year.

Ex-I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Jamie will play the film's lead character, Mark, an ex-veteran suffering from PTSD.

The dad and daughter duo have been filming the flick in the North West, with war veteran home Broughton House in Salford being used for many of the scenes.

Kym, 43, gushed on Twitter about her daughter's film role, writing to her 786,000 followers: "So very proud of my beautiful little girl being a part of such an important film.

"Huge well done to her daddy @jamieslomas1 and for everyone involved in this project. Please everybody check out the link below and help support. Thank you."

Fans of the Coronation Street actress were quick to send on their messages of congratulations for her youngest daughter.

One wrote: "Following in her mummy and daddy footsteps brilliant little actress in making well done Polly lomas [sic]"

A second added: "Looks so good well done @jamielomas1 and to your beautiful little girl Kim x [sic]"

Kym and Jamie began dating in July 2008 and married in September 2012, but sadly split just 13 months later in October 2013.

The couple welcomed Polly and son Archie, who tragically died shortly after birth, during their relationship.

The pair have stayed friends following their split, with Kym saying they have a "very good relationship."

She said: "There's no bad feelings. We have a very good relationship, Jamie and I.

"Polly has a good relationship with her dad. We have nothing bad to say about each other."

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Kym recently opened up on how somebody pretended to be Polly on Instagram.

She wrote in her OK! magazine column: "Last week we discovered that someone was pretending to be Polly online via a fake Instagram account.

"They used '#rp' to show it’s a role play account but that doesn’t make any difference.

"They’re still using my daughter’s name and my daughter’s image. It’s identity theft.

"Why would anyone want to pretend to be an eight year old? It’s a dangerous game and it draws parallels with the stories we uncovered on my upcoming investigative BBC show For Love Or Money, which focuses on romance fraud.

"This is what scares me about the internet – there’s no control over anything. It should be made a criminal offence to steal people’s identity to set up fake accounts, particularly when children are the victims."

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