Kym Marsh "really went for it" when she had to punch Jane Danson on 'Coronation Street'.
The brunette beauty loved shooting scenes when her character Michelle discovered her husband Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) was the father of Leanne Battersby's (Jane) baby and was particularly "chuffed" that their argument got physical - but she hopes the audience are on her alter ego's side.
She said: "We saw Michelle in full feisty mode on screen this week. It was the moment everyone has been waiting for and I got to do not one fight scene but two when Michelle punched Leanne and then dragged Eva (Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley) out of the Rovers by her hair.
"'Corrie' has a long tradition of great catfights and I was chuffed to be able to show that Michelle won't be pushed around.
"I really enjoyed doing the fight scenes - we have a great fight arranger called Katie Waters.
"Jane and I really went for it and got the punch in one take.
"I'm hoping the public are #teamMichelle after everything she's been through."
Kym thinks Jane and Georgia Taylor, who plays her on-screen sister Toyah, were unfairly criticised during Leanne's birth scenes and she believes people should be more understanding of the constraints of a soap.
She wrote in her column for OK! magazine: "There were reports that Leanne's birth scenes were unrealistic because the labour was quick and mess-free, and the baby's head looked too big. I'm told the baby did only weigh 9lbs so was newborn size. When we film scenes, a lot can get lost in the editing process, as each episode is only 25 minutes. I really enjoyed watching it and I think Jane and Georgia were just wonderful. It was a very difficult scene to shoot in a small space - I think people need to give them a break."