Samia Ghadie's daughter wants to be in Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2016
Sylvain Longchambon and Samia Ghadie

Sylvain Longchambon and Samia Ghadie

'Coronation Street' star Samia Ghadie has revealed her seven-year-old daughter Freya wants to follow in her footsteps and star in the ITV soap

Samia Ghadie's daughter wants to be in 'Coronation Street'.

The 34-year-old actress - who has Freya, seven, from a past relationship and Yves, 15 months, with husband Sylvain Longchambon - thinks the youngster is very "dramatic" and loves coming to visit her on the set of the ITV soap.

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."

But it seems Freya isn't the only member of the household that wants to join Samia - who has played hairdresser Maria Connor for 16 years - on the show.

Her husband, former 'Dancing on Ice' professional Sylvain, said: "I think Maria should get a new French boyfriend. She could go ice skating and meet him."

Samia can't believe she's been in 'Corrie' as long as she has, but insists she has no plans to leave.

She told 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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