Samia Ghadie back to work on Coronation Street following maternity leave

Published Monday, Feb 22 2016, 19:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Samia Ghadie has returned to work on Coronation Street following maternity leave.

The actress enjoyed her first day back at work on Monday (22 February) where she prepared to get back into character as Maria Connor.

Pregnant Samia Ghadie arrives at Victor's restaurant. 26 June 2015.

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Sharing a photo of the Corrie builiding, Samia wrote on Instagram: "Gulp! #firstdayback #corrie #earlystart."

Samia and her professional ice skating partner Sylvain Longchambon welcomed their first child together, a son called Yves Joseph Longchambon, last September.

Samia announced the birth on Twitter, saying that the couple were "so happy and in love beyond words with our beautiful boy".

Meanwhile, Sylvain wrote: "I'm so happy and in love with our beautiful boy and so proud of my @realsamia (and in love with her too!)"

Samia and Sylvain first met on Dancing On Ice in 2013. Samia is also mum to daughter Freya from her relationship with ex-husband Matthew Smith.

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