Dan Hooper, Kym Marsh

Dan Hooper, Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh mistakenly had the word 'communist' tattooed on her lower back.

The 'Coronation Street' actress admitted to having an incorrect Chinese symbol permanently inked on her lower back after she failed to double check the translation.

Chatting to the ladies on 'Loose Women' today (23.10.14), Kym explained how her tattoo tribute to her first husband Jack Ryder had resulted in an embarrassing incident during dinner one night.

She said: "I got a Chinese symbol tattoo when they were popular. It was meant to say Jack, the name of my first husband, a few years later we went to a Chinese restaurant and I was wearing a low back dress and the waiter went, 'Ahh, communist!'"

Fellow 'LW' co-host Andrea McLean then quipped: "At least he didn't say, 'Ahh chicken chow mein!'"

The 38-year-old star - who is currently dating personal trainer Dan Hooper - has since covered up the incorrect tattoo with a host of inked butterflies.

Kym showed off her new body art shortly after her split from her second husband Jamie Lomas in January 2014.

At the time a source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She wanted to mark the end of her marriage and the fresh start she has to look forward to.

"Butterflies seemed fitting because they emerge beautiful and new from the cocoon and symbolise new beginnings."