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Corrie actress gets engaged to Dancing on Ice star

Samia Ghadie out and about with Sylvain Longchambon

Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie and Dancing On Ice's Sylvain Longchambon are engaged.

Ghadie, who is expecting their first child, revealed the news exclusively to OK! Magazine. Talking about the surprise wedding proposal she said: "I can't believe he proposed to me while we were lying in bed! I was so excited and couldn't think of sleeping."

Ghadie posted a picture of her ring on her Instagram account.

Ghadie posted a picture of her ring on her Instagram account. Credit: Instagram

Stars congratulated the couple on Twitter, with former Corrie star Helen Flanagan writing "Congratulations beautiful" and Denise Welch writing "So happy for my friends and neighbours @realsamia @slongchambon. If only they were goodlooking, they'd have everything!!!"

She revealed she fell pregnant in the first month of trying. The full story is in this week's OK! Magazine.

Campaign launched to encourage families to foster teenagers

Oldham Council has launched a campaign to encourage families to open up their homes to teenagers by becoming foster carers. They warn it's not just young children that need foster families.

Officials say specialist qualifications are not needed and carers will receive extensive support, including their own highly trained social worker, a 24/7 emergency line and a financial package up to £29,000.

For more contact Oldham Council’s fostering team on 0161 770 6600 or go to www.oldham.gov.uk/ fostering.

“Here in Oldham, our greatest challenge is finding foster families for teenagers as unfortunately, they can be perceived as being more difficult to handle than younger children. This is simply not true.

“Caring for a teenager, like all children, will have its ups and downs, but it is also one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.Foster carers play a vital role in helping young people do well at school and preparing them for adult life.

“Many of the young people just want to be given a chance to live in a stable family like all their friends at school. If you could offer an Oldham teenager a home, please get in touch.”

– Councillor Jenny Harrison

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