Corrie's Samia Ghadie announces pregnancy; ex Emmerdale star Adele Silva has first baby

Adele Silva arrives for a screening of 'We Still Kill Them The Old Way' at Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London. (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie (Maria) has announced she's expecting a baby with her partner, former Dancing on Ice skater Sylvain Longchambon.

Samia tweeted the news (opens in new tab): "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!"

Samia, 32, has a daughter, Freya, with her ex-husband, property developer Mathew Smith. She met Sylvain on Dancing on Ice when he partenrered her in 2013.

Adele Silva arrives for a screening of 'We Still Kill Them The Old Way' at Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London. (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

 

There's also great news for ex Emmerdale actress Adele Silva, 34, who after multiple miscarriages has given birth to her first child, with her fiancé Oliver Farber.

 

Her agent said: "AM Concepts UK would like to announce our client Adele Silva has given birth yesterday to a baby girl. Mother and baby are doing well."

 

Adele, who played Kelly Windsor in Emmerdale, has previously spoken out about her three miscarriages, telling Closer: “I feel I've been robbed of the pregnancy experience.”

 

She told Lorraine: “It’s always at the forefront of my mind, something could happen, because there’s a hell of a lot of people out there who are a lot worse off than I am... I’ve never truly allowed myself to get really excited.”

 

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