Amid rumours of a feud with Dan Hooper's ex Stephanie Waring, Kym Marsh is supported by her daughter Emilie at the ceremony

Despite going through a very difficult week in her personal life, Kym Marsh has been putting a brave face on things at the British Soap Awards 2015.

The 38-year-old Coronation Street star bravely hit the red carpet and took teenage daughter Emilie Cunliffe as her date for the ceremony in Manchester after splitting from fiancé Dan Hooper earlier this week.

Kym looked stunning in a fitted white dress and was all smiles as she posed for photos at the glamorous event. She was also still wearing a ring on her wedding finger.

It comes after Kym and Dan decided to take a break from their relationship just a few months after getting engaged. Dan has denied that things are over for good though, having Tweeted on Tuesday: ‘Nothing’s broken off. We are having space and a break. False headlines. Please leave us alone with the horrible comments.’

There have been rumours of a feud between Kym and Dan‘s ex, Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring, which is said to have kicked off when Kym started dating Dan just a few months after he separated from Steph in 2014.

Reports earlier this week suggested that the British Soap Awards organisers would be on ‘high alert’ at the do in case of any catfights breaking out between Kym and Steph.

Steph was one of the first celebs to hit the red carpet at Saturday night’s ceremony, whilst Kym arrived later.

An inside source told The Mirror: ‘Kym has worked hard on her storyline so wants the night to be a celebration of that, rather than about problems in her personal life. This night should be all about the drama on-screen rather than between the stars.

‘Once the booze starts following, who knows what will happen?’

Steph – who has a four-year-old daughter, Lexi, with Dan – has strongly denied any involvement in the couple’s split though.

A rep for the 36-year-old star has said: ‘Stephanie Waring strongly refutes the negative claims regarding her alleged involvement in the relationship of Kym Marsh and Dan Hooper.

Stephanie and Dan have a daughter together and are obviously in contact with each other as rightly she is their main priority.’

The situation is clearly very tough but Kym‘s not letting things get her down. Despite remaining silent on Twitter since her break-up from Dan was revealed, the Corrie star returned to the social media site on Saturday to thank a friend who wished her and 17-year-old Emilie well at the British Soap Awards.

Anthony Cooper wrote: ‘You two knock em dead tonight at the #SoapAwards @msm4rsh @EmilieCunliffe love you both’, causing Kym to respond: ‘@TonyViaCanalst @EmilieCunliffe love you x’

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