Kym Marsh has become embroiled in a Twitter row over how her vulnerable mother was treated by Morrisons staff in Stockton Heath.
The actress, 44, took to her social media on Sunday to criticise the supermarket chain after her mother had detailed how she was eating at the cafe when a staff member dropped some food on the floor and put it back on the plate.
Sharing her mother Pauline’s post about the incident, Kym wrote: ‘@Morrisons is this acceptable then?’
Furious: Kym Marsh has sparked a row with Morrisons on Sunday after her vulnerable mother was given food that a staff member had touched
Pauline wrote in her original tweet: ‘Went to Morrisons cafe yesterday at Stockton Heath for some lunch as we’ve done many times, ordered scampi and chips, when the young lad brought it to me some of the food fell off the plate onto the tray, he picked it up and put it back into my plate with his bare hands.
‘My husband told him to take it back as he had handled it , we didn’t get any apology or anything, don’t think we’ll be eating there again in a hurry.
‘Think some staff need more training in hygiene. I thought Morrisons would at least get back to me on here but nothing.’
Incident: Pauline (pictured) wrote in her original tweet that the waiter giving them their food touched the food with ‘his bare hands’ after it fell off the plate and onto the tray
Angry: Sharing her mother Pauline’s post about the incident, Kym wrote: ‘@Morrisons is this acceptable then?’
One of Kym’s followers blasted her criticism, saying: ‘Bit of scampi on the deck Jesus Christ chill out eh [laughing emoji].’
But Kym was not best pleased with the response, as she hit back: ‘Because my parents are vulnerable you imbecile! What is wrong with you!’
The online troll responded in kind, criticising her parents for going out during the coronavirus pandemic even though they’re vulnerable.
They wrote: ‘If there that vulnerable why are they out mingling in Morrison cafes ? Tweets like this can lead to people getting sacked over a small mistake !’
Reaction: One follower blasted her criticism, saying her parents shouldn’t have gone to the cafe if they were vulnerable to which Kym responded by calling them an ‘imbecile’
To which Kym argued: ‘Listen mate, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Everyone is trying to get on with life as safely and easily as possible.
‘No matter who it is, someone handling your food like that at anytime, but especially now, is unacceptable! People like you are part of the issue.’
MailOnline has contacted Kym’s representatives and a spokesperson for Morrisons for comment.
This comes after it was revealed Kym is set to go up against Lorraine Kelly’s eponymous show as she’s teaming up with Gethin Jones to front a new breakfast show on BBC.
The former Coronation Street star, who hosted current affairs programme Your Money and Your Life on the network over the summer, and The One show star, 42, will present Morning Live from October.
The daytime series aims to be ‘a lively and entertaining mix of topical content and expert advice’ and will air from 9:15 until 10:00 on weekdays, going directly against broadcaster Lorraine’s ITV hit.
Shake-up: This comes after it was revealed Kym is set to go up against Lorraine Kelly’s eponymous show as she’s teaming up with Gethin Jones to front a new breakfast show on BBC
It is commissioned to run for 40 episodes, taking viewers up to Christmas, with a view to extending into 2021.
The show is currently commissioned to run for 40 episodes to take fans up to Christmas, with hopes of bosses extending it into the next year if successful.
On her new role, Kym, who quit Corrie in 2019 following a 13-year run, told The Mirror: ‘I’ve always enjoyed morning TV, it’s a great way to start the day.
‘I love nothing more than a good catch up, although this will be on a slightly different scale, more of a daily conversation with our viewers.’
Exciting times ahead: The former Coronation Street star and The One show star (pictured R with Alex Scott and Katy Perry in July), 42, will present Morning Live from October