Kym Marsh has hit back at Twitter trolls who set up a fake account trying to impersonate her six-year-old daughter Polly.
The Coronation Street actress spoke out about the incident on Twitter, saying: ‘The fake account of my 6!!!! Year old @pollyconnor4 has BLOCKED me!!! You are using photos of my little girl you strange strange person!’
She went on to complain that more should be done about accounts that are falsely impersonating other people: ‘Something needs to be done about people making fake accounts on social media!! Why would ANYONE make a fake account of a 6 year old??? Weird’
The mum of four, who has over 700k followers on her Twitter account, shared the angry tweet after finding out that the troll has taken photos of her daughter and set up a fake account in her name.
Thankfully the 41-year-olds fans came to the rescue, and reported the account on her behalf after the user blocked Kym herself.
‘Just reported it for you. Very wrong indeed,’ tweeted one,’ whilst another added: ‘That’s absolutely bloody ridiculous Kym!!! I’ve blocked and reported the sad fake account, so hopefully Twitter will take action.’
‘I have reported it for you!! Disgusting behaviour!! Hope it gets sorted asap,’ wrote a third.
Others, meanwhile, agreed with Kym about how ‘strange’ the act was in the first place: ‘These accounts freak me out so much. people need to get a life and stop pretending to be other people,’ said one.
‘I find that quite disgusting, disturbing and rather sick tbh! Get this reported!’
‘That’s more than strange! Its disgusting! There are some weird people out there!’ another tweeted.
Kym, who has been a member of the Coronation Street cast since 2006, has been dating personal trainer Matt Baker since 2014 – however, her children are all from past relationships.
Since she began to raise awareness of the fake Twitter account, it has subsequently been removed.