Christine McGuinness wears plunging ballgown for emotional night at the Pride of Manchester Awards alongside new gran Kym Marsh

CHRISTINE McGuinness wore a plunging gown for an emotional night at the Pride of Manchester Awards.

The 31-year-old looked striking in the eye-popping dress as led the glamour on the red carpet alongside new gran Kym Marsh who hosted the evening.

Christine – who's married to Take Me Out star Paddy –  said she had packed tissues in her handbag for the star-studded event which honours heroes from across the region.

Corrie actress, 42, Kym stepped out to host the inaugural ceremony – after becoming a grandmother to a "beautiful" baby boy she helped to deliver.

She described her daughter Emilie as "an absolute warrior" after she gave birth to her first child.

Kym – who wants to be known as Loli to the little boy – was Emily's birthing partner alongside the 22-year-old's boyfriend, Mikey Hoz.

They are affectionately calling him Baby Hoz for now until they agree on a name.Sharing an adorable snap of the baby's hand, Kym told fans: "Last night was a night I will never forget.

"I became a “Loli” for the first time!!!

"My beautiful daughter was an absolute warrior and her partner and I were the best birthing team we could be!!!

"I was so honoured to have been a part of bringing him into the world.

"My beautiful grandson, I love you I will always love you and I promise to help guide you through life as best I can.

"Welcome to the world “Baby Hoz” #name to follow."

Other stars on the red carpet included Love Island's Kendall Rae-Knight in a very daring dress.

Fresh from her marathon efforts was Helen Skelton, Loose Women's Coleen Nolan, Corrie actress Sair Khan and The Chase's Anne Hegerty.

Other names included Michelle Heaton, Ellie Brown and Nicola Thorp.

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