'Corrie' star Samia Smith welcomes baby Freya

Tuesday October 20, 2009

Coronation Street star Samia Smith has given birth to a baby girl named Freya.

"Mum and baby are doing well," says a spokesperson on behalf of the actress and her property developer husband Matthew.

"(The couple) are delighted. Everyone at Corrie is thrilled at the latest arrival to the Corrie family."

It was a case of life imitating art for the 27-year-old, whose character recently gave birth to baby Liam, dramatically on a beach.

Samia, who is expected to return to work on the soap next spring, announced her pregnancy just days after her father lost his battle with cancer.

"I am so pleased that we were able to tell my dad about the baby before he died," she said.

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