STRICTLY Come Dancing star Kym Marsh has broken her silence after suffering major panic attacks backstage.
The TV favourite, 46, was forced to cancel her rehearsals as she struggled to continue dancing as producers attempted to calm her anxiety.
Kym Marsh broke her silence after suffering panic attacks backstage
The actress said she is back on good form after having a ‘word’ with herself
The former Coronation Street actress and pro dancer Graziano Di Prima joined host Rylan on the spin-off show on Friday.
Kym admitted she was back on good form after “having a word” with herself.
Presenter Rylan pointed out that she had “lost her way” in recent weeks, to which Kym admitted her “mindset” had changed after a tough time lately.
She said: “Last Saturday I just went out and thought ‘I’m having it…I’m having it’.
“My mindset just changed, and I went and had a little word with myself and said ‘what are you doing?’
“It’s a dance, just enjoy it and just enjoy dancing with Graziano and I really it, honestly it was my best week.”
Italian dancer Graziano went onto praise Kym for rebuilding her confidence.
All of this is because of her, she’s so busy and she gives everyone 150 per cent.
“To think when you started this journey and look at you now, it’s incredible, I’ve found a friend for life.”
Kym thanked Graziano for his genuine friendship and for supporting her.
It comes after SE exclusively revealed that Strictly cast and crew members tried to console her, amid mounting pressure in the BBC contest.
An onlooker said: “She was very upset she just couldn’t stop crying and hyperventilating.”
“In the end there was no choice but to stop rehearsals.”
Kym was rehearsing a quickstep to Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz.
Sources said it was feared she would not be able to go on.
But she overcame her difficulties to dance again with pro partner Graziano Di Prima, 28, in the live show that evening.
The dance received mixed reviews from the judges but it saw the ex-Corrie star through to last weekend’s show, where her scores were much improved.
A friend said: “Kym doesn’t mind admitting she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks.
“That sort of thing can catch her out.”
Graziano Di Prima praised Kym for rebuilding her confidence after a tough week