Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon has revealed that her character Maria will be set up with a "cursed" man as part of a series of "crazy dates" on the ITV soap. 

Unlucky-in-love Maria has recently uploaded an online dating profile, but Longchambon says there is no change in her fortunes in the near future.

"She starts to go on all these crazy dates with really unsuitable guys," she told The Sun Online.

"One is a Mummy's boy, another is cursed - all his girlfriends die - and one likes to dress up as a dog.

"It's been loads of fun to film and we've had some lovely guys playing Maria's dates.

"Bless them, I've felt quite sorry for them, because they're literally in and out, because the dates don't last very long."

Looking to the future, Longchambon said it would be "nice" if Maria "found happiness".

"But at the same time it's always good when things go wrong - it's more fun to play," she added.

Coronation Street airs on Virgin Media One and ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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