Samia Ghadie teases tragic death in Coronation Street
'Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie has teased a "well-loved member of the cast" is set to die in heartbreaking scenes later this year.
The 34-year-old actress - who plays beautiful hairdresser Maria Connor in the long-running soap - has warned viewers to get their tissues at the ready as a popular character is to be killed off.
Writing in her blog for OK! magazine, she said: "It's been great fun filming, but this week I've been recording some of THE saddest scenes I've ever done in my 17 years at 'Corrie'.
"When I first read the scripts I was in tears so getting to film them has just sent me off. You may need your tissues when they air. And we say a sad goodbye to a well loved member of the cast."
It's not yet known how the mystery character meets their end but it's believed a "huge explosion" is set to tear through the cobbles.
A source said: "This is going to be up there with some of the best scenes in 'Corrie' history. Characters are going to be crawling through flames to escape, and there's talk of killing at least one character."
However, although viewers will be forced to say goodbye to one of their favourite characters, new boss Kate Oates - who previously worked on 'Emmerdale - has revealed that some new and old faces are set to grace the cobbled streets of Weatherfield throughout the next year or so.
The decision to pull in some more cast members comes just weeks after it was revealed the show will air six nights a week from 2017.