‘Coronation Street' Live Episode Sent Maria Connor Actress Samia Ghadie Into Labour

Coronation Street’ actress Samia Ghadie has revealed she went into labour in the middle of the ITV soap’s live episode last month.


Samia, who plays Maria Connor on The Street, started having contractions while watching the show.

Samia Ghadie

The 33-year-old went on to give birth to baby Yves Joseph, her first child with her ice-skater fiancé Sylvain Longchambon, who she met on ‘Dancing On Ice’.

Yves, who was born weighing 8lb 9oz, is Sylvain's first child, but Samia also has a five-year-old daughter Freya, from her previous marriage.

Speaking to OK magazine, she said: “The night before I was due to have the C-section it was the Corrie live episode.

“We sat down to watch it 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.”

Samia and Sylvain

Samia admitted she thought her fiancé wouldn't cope during the birth, but confessed he was “brilliant”.

She added: “It’s no less of a miracle that you can have a second baby than it was the first time."

Last week, it was reported ‘Corrie’ bosses are set to reveal a shock twist following Callum Logan’s death, as Sarah Platt is reportedly set to discover that she’s pregnant with his child.

The bad boy was murdered by Kylie Platt during #CorrieLive back in September, when Sarah’s sister-in-law dashed into their family home to save her from a violent Callum.

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