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Samia Ghadie announces she's pregnant

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Samia Ghadie announces she's pregnant

Samia Ghadie is expecting a baby with her boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon.

The 32-year-old 'Coronation Street' actress, who plays Maria Connor in the ITV soap opera, announced on Twitter that she and her boyfriend - who she met on 'Dancing on Ice' in 2013 - are expecting their first child together.

The soap star - who has one daughter, Freya, from her previous marriage to Matthew Smith - tweeted: "Me and slongchambon have some very happy news to share.. We are having a baby!! Freya can't wait to be a big sister later this year!"

Sylvain didn't make any comment of his own, but retweeted Samia's original message.

Since announcing their news, the couple have been inundated with congratulatory messages.

Fellow 'Coronation Street' actress Catherine Tyldesley, who stars as Eva Price and who recently welcomed her first child Alfie James, sent her best wishes.

She tweeted: "So thrilled for you guys!!! What a baby boom!!! J Awesome news!!! Love me @TP_PTfitness and Alfie xxx (sic)"

Meanwhile, Sally Ann Matthews - who plays Jenny Bradley on the soap - said: "Huge congratulations! So thrilled for you both x"

Samia and Slyvain were partnered on 'Dancing on Ice' and became a couple shortly after the actress was eliminated from the show.