Samia Ghadie almost gave birth watching Coronation Street

Samia Ghadie

Samia Ghadie

Samia Ghadie has revealed she thought she was going into labour while watching the 'Coronation Street' live episode because she was so nervous for her co-stars that she started "to get contractions".

Samia Ghadie almost gave birth while watching 'Coronation Street'.

The 33-year-old actress - who plays Maria Connor in the ITV soap - has revealed she thought she was going into labour while watching their recent live episode.

Asked if everything had gone to plan with her C-section, Samia said: "We didn't think it would, because the night before I was due to have the C-section it was the 'Corrie' live episode and I started to get contractions!

"I was literally sitting with my legs crossed watching the show. I was terrified to move - I thought if I did my waters would break and I would end up going into labour. I think I was just nervous for everybody and getting all wound up."

Samia - who gave birth to her and her fiance Sylvain Longchambon's son Yves last month - predicted she'd give birth on the same day her co-stars would be broadcasting live before she'd even been ruled out of appearing in the episode herself.

She told OK! magazine: "I had been joking for months at work that I was going to give birth during the live episode. When I told the producer I was pregnant, he said that ruled me out of being in the live episode. I jokingly said, 'Yes, because I'll probably be giving birth.' Which I nearly was, but luckily Yves hung on."


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