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Coronation Street labeled 'disgraceful' for playing Bye Bye Baby as Michelle Connor rushed to hospital for stillbirth

Mirror logo Mirror 10/01/2017 Hayley Minn

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Coronation Street has been labeled “disgraceful” as eagle-eyed viewers noticed the ITV soap was playing Bye Bye Baby in the background of the show.

As Michelle Connor was rushed off to hospital during Leanne Tillsley’s baby shower, the jukebox in the Rovers Return was blasting the Bay City Rollers hit.

Pretty insensitive, seeing as Corrie viewers will know Kym Marsh ’s character is about to suffer a stillbirth in Wednesday’s episode.

And viewers of the ITV soap were very quick to call it out.

One said: “Bye bye baby on in the Rovers whilst Michelle's having a miscarriage? Disgraceful #corrie.”

Another agreed: “Michelle's losing her baby and 'Bye Bye Baby'

is the song playing in the pub. Harsh. #Corrie #coronationstreet.”

A third hit out: “#Corrie playing bye bye baby while Michelle is having a miscarriage? Distasteful.”

And another wrote: “Bad call #corrie playing Bye Bye Baby while Michelle is losing her baby.”

Meanwhile, a fifth angry viewer tweeted Corrie: “Not the most appropriate song to play on jukebox Corrie. Bye bye baby ,Michelle having miscarriage you know #Corrie.”

Michelle’s miscarriage storyline would be emotional enough, but it’s even more poignant because it happened to the actress Kym in real life.

Her son Archie died after being born premature in 2009.

Kym said: “In the end I felt it was an important story to tell to raise awareness of something which affects thousands of women every year.

"I have had to go to some very dark places while filming, but my family, friends and colleagues have been incredible.

"Losing a child is something that never leaves you so to revisit those feelings was challenging.

"Coronation Street ensured that I had a counsellor to go to after filming the scenes, but for me the best tonic after a hugely emotional day was to go home to my kids and be reminded of how lucky I am to have them."


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