Samia Ghadie reveals her daughter’s Coronation Street dreams

Samia Ghadie

by Owen Tonks |
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Samia Ghadie has spoken out about her dreams for her daughter, saying she’d love for her to appear on Coronation Street.

The actress, who has Freya, seven, from a previous relationship, and Yves, 15 months, with husband Sylvain Longchambon, claims her little girl would be a natural in the spotlight.

She said: "Freya goes to a local musical theatre school on Thursdays and loves it. She is very dramatic. She is so much more confident than I was at her age.

"She loves coming in to see me at work. The other week she saw one of the girls from the casting department.

"She did a star shape with her arms and said, ‘I'm going to be in Corrie when I grow up.’ They said they didn’t doubt it."

Samia Ghadie

Samia has played hairdresser Maria Connor on Coronation Street for 16 years and can’t believe she has been on the ITV soap for as long as she has.

But she has no plans to go anywhere anytime soon, telling OK! magazine: "I was 17 (when I joined). It’s half my life now. That is just mental.

"My original contract was for three months - it seemed like a long time at the time.

"I was at the Cannes Film Festival promoting the film There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble and everybody kept asking me when I was leaving Corrie.

"I’m really happy. I’ve literally grown up there, but that feels nice. With the storylines I’ve been getting, why would I leave?"

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