Wow - the Cobbles stars look so young!
Samia Longchambon has shocked fans after sharing an amazing throwback snap alongside her Coronation Street co-stars.
The actress – who plays Maria Connor in the ITV soap – took to Instagram with the nostalgic photo to celebrate Andy Whyment’s birthday who stars as her on-screen brother Kirk Sutherland.
In the snap, the baby-faced stars can be seen enjoying a day out at Blackpool’s North Pier all the way back in 2001.
Posing on a green trolley car and sporting a very noughties double denim look, Samia is beaming at the front of the shot as she holds a stick of rock alongside I’m A Celebrity star Jennie McAlpine (aka Fiz Brown).
Meanwhile, Andy, Alan Hansall (Tyrone Dobbs) and Georgia Taylor (Toyah Battersby) also give the camera their best poses as they enjoy the unusually sunny weather.
Cheeky Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) can be seen taking a bite of his yellow and red rock while sitting on top of the car in some casual jeans and a jumper.
“A very Happy birthday to my on screen brother and oldest friend of 30 years @andywhy36 .. love you And, have a fab day with your gorgeous family,” 35-year-old Samia wrote next to the snap.
Before adding: “Little #throwback to our @coronationstreet Blackpool crew circa 2001! #friendsforever #brotherfromanothermother”.
And her 231k followers were quick to comment on the snap, which racked up over 6,000 likes in a few hours.
“Corrie history right there. Amazing throwback!” said one fan.
Another added: “Oh my goodness, you were all babies! I didn’t realise how long you have all been in Corrie, time definitely does fly!”
While a third agreed: “Wow! Throwback! You all look so young”.
Samia and Andy have been part of Corrie for more than 18 years and Jennie and Alan both still have major roles in the beloved ITV soap.
Ryan said goodbye to the cobbles in June 2016 and later traded Manchester for Ramsay Street to star in Neighbours, just before Georgia returned.
From our sister site Woman.