Corrie favourite Paula Lane has spoken of her upset after her four-year-old daughter was told by another child that she was 'too fat' to take part in their game.

Paula, who played Coronation Street's Kylie Platt, said it made her 'head spin' to hear about the cruel jibe towards her daughter Penny.

The 35-year-old mother of two, who also has a six-year-old son Arthur with her fellow actor husband Tom Shaw, spoke out to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Speaking out on social media the star has urged parents to teach their children to be kind after the upsetting experience.

She's calling on parents to teach their children to be kind

She tweeted: "#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. My 4 year old daughter came home last night and said that a child not much older had said she was too fat to play their game. Made my head spin. Let’s teach our children to be kind."

Paula, who played feisty Kylie the late wife of David Platt from 2010 until 2016 when the character was tragically stabbed to death by Clayton Hibbs, received supportive messages after opening up to fans.

"I agree with you," replied one.

"We need to teach our children to be kinder. The comment makes my head spin too."

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Another said: "Wow they are getting younger. I had a situation last week where my son was pinned to the floor by three kids while the fourth was kicking him, they are nine. My son has special needs too."

And Paula replied with a heart emoji when one told her: "My motto and what I always instilled into my girl 'have courage and be kind.'

"Your little girl is smashing! She will rise above this."

Paula's character had a tragic departure from the ITV soap when Kylie was stabbed to death outside the kebab shop by Clayton Hibbs after buying champagne to celebrate a new start for her family in Barbados with her half sister Becky McDonald.

After Kylie's death David, played by Jack P Shepherd, went on to find love with Clayton's mum Shona Ramsey.

After Corrie Paula played Rachel in Be More Martyn, a celebration of the life of Corrie superfan Martyn Hett, and Lauren in the UK tour of Kinky Boots.