Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has defended her co-star Brooke Vincent after the teenager was photographed working in a pub.
It was reported that Vincent was "glad of the extra cash" from working at the White Room in Whitefield.
The actress was reportedly paid £6.08 an hour for a seven-hour shift at the family-run bar and restaurant.
Brooke later wrote on twitter: "1. My mate was ill so I covered for her!. 2.I didn't used to work there at all I help out every now&then (sic)."
Marsh has dismissed stories that Vincent was working in the bar because she has spent too much money on her recent holidays.
She wrote in her new! magazine column: "A lot was made about my Corrie co-star Brooke Vincent working in a bar in Manchester last week.
"Some reports even speculated that she was doing it because she'd been on a few holidays and was skint!
"It amazes me that people jump to conclusions just from a picture."
Marsh added: "As Brooke explained, she was just helping out a friend.
"Aside from that, Brooke has always done part-time jobs as she enjoys doing different things - not because she's desperate for cash!"
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