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Samia Ghadie returns to work on Coronation Street after announcing pregnancy

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Samia Ghadie looked thrilled to be back on the cobbles of Coronation Street on Monday, just days after announcing she is expecting her first child with Dancing on Ice partner Sylvain Longchambon. The actress couldn't stop smiling as she arrived on set ahead of a busy day's filming in Manchester.

The mother-to-be kept her small baby bump under wraps in a padded coat, and wore her hair down in loose waves for her day on set, where she is believed to be filming scenes for the wedding of characters Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor.

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Samia Ghadie returned to work at Coronation Street on Monday

It is the first time Samia has been seen since she announced the happy news that she and Sylvain were expecting their first child together on Thursday.

"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!" she tweeted.

The actress later tweeted that she was "overwhelmed" by the number of messages she had received from fans, writing: "Sylvain and I are overwhelmed by everyone who has sent us their congrats and kind wishes we've read them all, thank you SO much!!"

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Dancing on Ice star Sylvain also took to the social networking site to thank followers for their well-wishes and express his own excitement at the happy news.

"A big thank you to everyone for your kind messages, @realsamia and I are very happy and excited!!"

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Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon are expecting their first child together

The happy couple first met in 2013 when they were partnered together for ITV reality show Dancing on Ice. Sylvain and Samia struck up a romance shortly after splitting from their respective partners, Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe and Will Thorp.

When asked by presenter Christine Bleakley during the final in 2013 if she was allowed to say love was in the air, Samia said: "Yeah, we're allowed to say that."

The baby will be Samia's second child; she already has a five-year-old daughter Freya from her marriage to property developer Matthew Smith.

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