Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon has admitted she gets nervous when there’s a serial killer on the loose on the soap.
The actress, who plays Maria Connor, worries bosses will make her one of the victims and bump her off. She said: "It's always really exciting when there’s a big storyline but we all get quite nervous, absolutely."
Over the years Corrie has had a string of killers including Pat Phelan and Richard Hillman. The latest is Stephen Reid, played by Todd Boyce and Samia was thrilled when she discovered she’d be safe.
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She said: "I'm glad I haven’t been involved in the Stephen Reid storyline. I was told I wouldn’t be part of it so I have been able to watch it like everyone else." Samia has been on the show since 2000 and she’s keen to stay for years to come.
She said: "At Corrie a lot of the cast are still the same as when I started and a lot of the crew are still there, so there is a family atmosphere. It’s just a lovely place to work and the show has an impact on people’s lives. When we cover big issues, it’s nice that people can relate to them. It helps people, which is so nice."
It comes after actor Todd told Daily star there is every chance Stephen could succeed in escaping the cobbles. The actor said: "He's very very resourceful and very clever. It might not be curtains for Stephen." The soap star added: "He's more than capable of escaping prison. He could get himself maybe on a plane."
In the midst of the recent dramatic scenes, eagle-eyed viewers picked up on a blunder after Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) was attacked by the killer. Following Tim's discovery of a body in the canal, he dashed to call 999 but was accosted by Stephen in his car.
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As the pair started fighting, Stephen got the upper hand and managed to strangle Tim with a shoelace. Tim managed to make a bid for freedom, however, Stephen whacked him over the head with a metal bar, knocking him unconscious.
But eagle-eyed fans spotted something strange. After being hit round the head, Tim was on the ground with his legs slightly apart at first. However, when the camera panned back to him, his legs were in a totally different position as they were now crossed.
Many people raced to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their confusion over the blunder. "The lack of continuity over Tim’s fall position, lands sprawled, then in the next his ankles are neatly crossed," one person wrote.
Another said: "But he moved! Crossing his legs?" Someone else laughed: "He goes down with one leg straight and the other at an angle, pans to Stephen and then when it goes back to Tim his feet are crossed."
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV1 and ITVX at 8pm
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