Coronation Street spoilers: Maria to become “a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown”

A new storyline will see the life of Samia Ghadie's character "completely ripped apart"


Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie) is to be driven to the brink of despair in the coming months in a storyline tied in to the burgeoning romantic tension between her boyfriend Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) and recent returnee Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley).


“It’s going to be a really interesting time for Maria,” producer Stuart Blackburn today revealed to “Her world is going to be completely ripped apart. She’ll become a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Todd is obviously back and he doesn’t think that Marcus is right for Maria. He’s going to push and push. He’s a damaged and dangerous Todd.”

A Corrie spokesperson added: “The storyline will take a turn that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. It’s really interesting and Samia is very excited by it.”

Speaking to last November, Ghadie confirmed that Maria and Marcus were headed for a split in 2014: “It’s about time they split us up. We’ve been so obviously happy – almost too happy for a show like this. We need a bit of unhappiness and to see Maria crying again.”


But when asked whether her character should be paired up with another male resident of the Street, the actress commented: “She needs to be on her own again. There aren’t enough single mums on the show. And I think that, for a while, people won’t want to go near Maria. She’s just doomed. Plus, she’s pretty much had everyone!”