Published: 27th March 2015
One of Coronation Street's best known stars has told her social media followers she is expecting another baby.
Samia Ghadie, pictured here at the British Soap Awards wearing a black dress and pair of tights , has one child already, daughter Freya.
Ghadie, 32, announced the news on Twitter. This will be her first baby with boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon, the 34-year-old ice dancer who also retweeted the news.
Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in the long-running ITV1 soap, had earlier been quoted as saying she wanted a child with her French partner.
She said that Longchambon is "great" around children.
The Manchester-born actress met Longchambon when they were paired up on Dancing On Ice three years ago.
The Corrie star started acting when she was only 11 years old in a one-off role in Robbie Coltrane's crime drama Cracker and went on to appear in Heartbeat and Doctors.
Ghadie had Freya with Matthew Smith, her property developer ex-husband.
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