Soap star Samia provides a touch of TV glamour

Oriental dancers Wanlin Steele and Yu Zeng with Coronation Street's Samia Smith
Oriental dancers Wanlin Steele and Yu Zeng with Coronation Street's Samia Smith
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CORONATION Street star Samia Smith left the cobbles of Weatherfield behind to help launch a Meadowhall jewellery store’s new range.

Samia, who plays hairdresser Maria Connor in the soap, ditched her scissors and curling tongs to enjoy a night off from Audrey’s Salon at Thomas Sabo jewellers.

She enjoyed oriental-themed entertainment including geisha girls, dance demonstrations, food and drinks, and giveaways.

Managing director Harald Winzer said: “We were really excited to bring this event to South Yorkshire. People from the area have been so welcoming, so we wanted to provide our most loyal shoppers with a fun night.”

Meadowhall marketing director Richard Pinfold said: “Thomas Sabo is among a host of new retailers we’ve welcomed to Meadowhall this year, and it’s great to see them holding fantastic events like this.”