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'Coronation Street' Samia Ghadie eyes another "ten years" on soap

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Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie has outlined her intention to stick with the ITV soap for another decade.

The Maria Connor actress, who has been a Weatherfield regular since 2000, said recent events in her personal life have impacted on her decision.

Ghadie's father died in 2009 following a battle with cancer, while she separated from husband Matthew Smith last year.

Samia Ghadie as Maria Connor in Coronation Street

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Samia Ghadie as Maria Connor

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Speaking to OK!, she explained: "I'd be very happy if I was still in Corrie in ten years' time. I think because of everything that has happened in the last few years I'm trying not to plan too much ahead. I am happy for each day.

"I often get anxious about things that never end up happening and it's such a waste of energy. I'm a terrible worrier but I'm working at that.

"They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I am definitely a stronger person now than I was back then."

The actress confirmed to Digital Spy in May that she has signed a contract extension which lasts until September 2013.

Ghadie also revealed the cast members to whom she is closest, divulging: "I'd say Jane Danson (Leanne) is my closest pal on set. I've known her for about 20 years.

Jane Danson

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Jason moves in for a goodnight kiss before he leaves

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"Likewise Alan Halsall (Tyrone), Andy Whyment (Kirk) and Ryan Thomas (Jason). We've all grown up together - they really are my second family. We look out for each other."

The 30-year-old also spoke about her past insecurities over her size in the wide-ranging interview, adding: "Ten years ago I was a bit heavier and it used to stress me out.

"When I look at old pictures of me now, I think I look fine - but at the time I was so self-critical. I wish I could have relaxed a bit more and not worried so much about my appearance." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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