While her Coronation Street character Maria Connor prepares to welcome a child in July, actress Samia Smith has revealed she is expecting in real life.
The Manchester-born star is 13 weeks pregnant with her first baby by property developer husband Matt, whom she wed in September 2005. Their new arrival is due in October.
"I've been pregnant on screen for the best part of two years and as soon as I get rid of the fake baby bump, I will have a real one," the 26-year-old said in a statement.
Samia's happy news follows the loss of her father Joseph, who passed away on April 14. "I am so pleased that we were able to tell my dad about the baby before he died," the expectant star continues
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