Actress likes to stay slim

Samia Ghadie has admitted that she wouldn’t want to put on extra pounds for a storyline.

The petite actress, who plays Maria Connor in Coronation Street, likes to keep fit and is keen to keep things that way.

I wouldn’t be happy [if I had to put on weight],’ says Samia, 31.

I just feel nicer in clothes if I am slim. I don’t watch what I eat – I eat what I like and luckily most of that happens to be pretty healthy.’

Samia‘s still in great shape after competing on Dancing On Ice earlier this year, where she met her boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon, but she’s concerned that TV doesn’t flatter her figure.

It’s funny, when people see me in the street they say: “You look a lot bigger on the telly,”‘ the mum-of-one admits.

I suppose it is a backhanded sort of compliment!’

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Anna Francis