Coronation Street's Kimberly Hart-Simpson breaks down in tears after fulfilling her late dad's dream

CORONATION Street actress Kimberly Hart-Simpson was overcome with emotion as she remembered the promise she made to her late dad.

The 35-year-old said her father's dream was her to star on the ITV soap – and she's spent ten years trying to make him proud.

"My dad passed away, and before he did, we had many conversations together and beautiful moments because we knew he was going," Kimberly told Loose Women.

"He said to me at the end… sorry, I'm getting…"

Kimberly – who plays sex worker Nicky Wheatley – then cut off as she started to cry before putting on a brave face and apologising.

Panellist Coleen Nolan remarked: "This show does that to you."


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Taking a deep breath, the Celebs Go Dating star continued: "He just said, 'can you do me a favour and get in Corrie'."

She then joked: "Do you know the stress he's put on me? Ten years I've been trying to get on that show because of him!

"I wanted to go and live a nice life and just chill, but no because he put that on me…"

She said: "Now I have the life I love because of him so it's like he's still here.

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"There are elements of me that are him and I love that.

"I feel him all the time, even now."

Kimberly then appeared to catch the eye of grieving panellist Brenda Edwards who recently lost her beloved son Jamal.

Brenda looked emotional as she took a moment to gather her thoughts while the other ladies moved onto another topic.

An official cause of death has not been announced for the late 31-year-old, Jamal.

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Brenda spoke out about Jamal's passing and said that he had died from a "sudden illness".

She added: “Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on. Long live Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PHD."

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