Corrie's Maria Connor to flee cobbles
Coronation Street's Maria Connor will flee the cobbles when she is exposed as the person behind malicious texts sent to Tyrone Dobbs addressed from his abusive ex Kirsty.
Coronation Street's Maria Connor will leave the cobbles after being exposed as Tyrone Dobbs' mystery text culprit.
The Weatherfield hairdresser - played by Samia Ghadie - will flee the country when Tyrone (Alan Halsall) and Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) discover she is the person behind the malicious messages addressed from Tyrone's abusive ex Kirsty Soames.
Samia said: "She's really worried. She's completely lost the plot, and that's why she decides to go away for a while. She just needs to get away from Weatherfield and Marcus and get back to being Maria.
"I think a break will do her the world of good. She needs to get away and let the dust settle with Tyrone and Fiz, and then try and start again."
The actress blames her character's actions on discovering her boyfriend Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) in bed with another man, Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley), earlier this year.
Samia explained: "Maria's terrified when [Tyrone and Fiz] report her to the police, but she's also terrified by what she's done. She's basically had a nervous breakdown, she's not herself, and I think it's a result of what's happened over the past few years. She's been heartbroken so many times and she's been through so much stuff that finding Marcus on the floor with Todd just tipped her over the edge."