Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon drops clue about who will die in factory collapse
It's going to be someone "well-loved."
Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon has confirmed one character who will not be dying in the Underworld collapse.
Late last year, it was revealed there's going to be a new villain walking the cobbles by the end of next year (or, rather, a "super villain" according to showruner Iain MacLeod).
There's also going to be an explosive stunt in March, which will see the Underworld knicker factory collapse - and one character die.
While the two facts aren't linked at first, it won't be long until the residents figure out that the disaster was actually deliberate.
And Samia, who plays Maria Connor on the ITV soap, has confirmed that her character is going to be safe following the factory explosion.
"Not as far as I know, it's not me," she told The Sun.
And, in bad news for Coronation Street fans, she didn't give too much information away as to who would actually die.
It's going to be someone well-loved. We're about to film it. But it's definitely going to be a shock."
The news comes as it was revealed that Bhavna Limbachia - who plays Rana - is leaving the soap - and reports that her character may be killed off.
In a message shared on Twitter, she thanked fans for support as she confirmed that her "journey at Coronation Street will be coming to an end."
The full details about Rana's Coronation Street exit are being kept under wraps - although The Sun report that initial plans for the storyline involved her dying on her wedding day to Kate Connor.
A source told the publication:
“This will devastate fans of the show who have grown to love Kate and Rana, who they nicknamed Kana.
“This was very much Bhavna’s decision, she told Kate Oates last year she wanted to try other things, and sat down with Iain the minute he joined.
“She wanted Rana to be killed off as she didn’t like the idea of just splitting them upas it would upset the fans of the show.
“The scenes will be heartbreaking to watch. Rana will die in Kate’s arms.”