Rugby player Matt Gardner hits out at Corrie star Samia

Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie has been slammed by an acquaintance of Jennifer Metcalfe over her friendship with Dancing On Ice partner Sylvain Longchambon.

Rugby League player Matt Gardner – who’s followed on Twitter by Hollyoaks actress Jennifer – called Samia, 30, a rude word on the social networking site.

French skater Sylvain, 32, got together with Jennifer, 29, on the 2011 series of Dancing On Ice.

Rumours emerged that he and Samia had become close after she confirmed that she’d broken up with long-term boyfriend Will Thorp last week.

However a source close to Samia denied anything has happened with Sylvain. Confirming her split with Will Thorp, the source said it was unrelated.  

But the mother-of-one is said to be ‘distraught’ over Leigh Centurions player Matt‘s comments.

Spokespeople for Matt and Jennifer declined to comment to the Daily Mirror.

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