Samia Ghadie to set up Corrie v Emmerdale netball game

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2013
Samia Ghadie

Samia Ghadie

'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale' actresses are to battle it out in a charity netball game organised by Samia Ghadie, who plays Weatherfield's stunning hairdresser Maria Connor

'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale' actresses are to battle it out in a netball game.

The ITV soap stunners will put their sports skills to the test in a charity match organised by Samia Ghadie, who plays hairdresser Maria Connor in 'Corrie', and the fixture is expected to rein in hoards of male fans.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "There's a big rivalry but when you get beyond that, the cast are great friends. They're looking forward to squaring up against each other on the netball court and raising some money for a good cause.

"There are sure to be a lot of male fans out there who wouldn't mind coming down to watch them."

Samia has sought the talent of her co-stars Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price), Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) and Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) for the team, while Emmerdale's Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) has so far chosen Fiona Wade (Priya Sharma) for her side.

But Samia might need to put some netball practise in to get used to playing with her new assets after recently undergoing a breast enlargement.

The 30-year-old beauty - who is currently dating her former 'Dancing On Ice' partner Sylvain Longchambon - admits she turned to surgery after the birth of her daughter Freya in 2009 left her lacking "womanly" curves.

She told OK! magazine: "Yes, I have had a boob job, but it wasn't something that was done on a whim.

"After Freya was born, my boobs just disappeared. Anybody who knows me will know that it's something I talked about having done. I wanted to feel womanly again."

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