Coronation Street spoilers: Maria Connor to spend Christmas in prison?

The storyline will allow Samia Longchambon some well-deserved time off

Maria Connor Coronation Street

by Hannah Mellin |
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Coronation Street are lining up a devastating Christmas storyline for Maria Connor that will see her say goodbye to Weatherfield - as she alledgedly faces the prospect of a Christmas behind bars.

Maria has found herself in quite a spot of bother recently, but the real reason she will find herself back behind bars is not because she was framed for the "murder" of Caz Hammond - despite Maria currently being on remand in jail after she was framed by Caz, who faked her own death.

Instead, the hairdresser is to face a 12-month prison sentence following the exposure of her sham marriage.

Maria Connor Coronation Street

According to The Sun, there are reports that Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria, will be taking a long break from the show to allow the storyline to play out.

A source told the newspaper: "Maria will be handed a 12-month stretch but she'll be back on the cobbles in the new year because of good behaviour. The scene is set to shock fans as they know she didn’t murder Caz but won't see the sham marriage sentence coming.

"It will be one of the most shocking court storylines in the soap's history and likened to Deirdre Barlow's wrongful conviction [for fraud in 1998].

"Usually these plots are arranged to give actors a break but Samia will be seen from time to time in jail and will do some filming."

Coronation Street bosses are yet to confirm any of these reports.

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