Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon on Maria Connor's pregnancy storyline
Coronation Street have confirmed the rumoured pregnancy storyline for Maria Connor.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the hairdresser would soon discover she was pregnant with Gary Windass' baby.
The pair recently struck up a romance, but things began to get very seriously, very quickly after Maria makes her choice between Gary and Ali Neeson.
Gary will suggest that the two of them view a flat up for rent in Victoria Court - and while Maria is over the moon at the idea, it isn't long until Gary's secrets start coming to light...
Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria, spoke to DigitalSpy about the upcoming storyline.
"She does really like Gary. Obviously she has known him for years. He is a single dad, she is a single mum, so they've got a lot in common in that sense and he is being really sweet to her," she said.
"Ali dumped her and it may have started off as a bit of a rebound, but the more she sees in Gary, the more she does really like him. But I do think she still has feelings for Ali deep down as well," the actress continued. "She is throwing herself into this relationship with Gary to try and make it work because she knows that Ali is in a bit of a mess, so Gary seems like the safe bet… which couldn't be further from the truth!"