Coronation Street’s Samia Longchambon details ‘awful’ panic attack before Celebrity Juice filming

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To mark World Mental Health Day, actress Samia Longchambon has shared details about a panic attack she had while on her way to film Celebrity Juice last year.

The Coronation Street star, who celebrated son Yves' fifth birthday last month, took to Instagram to reveal all about her mental health struggles.

Sharing a picture of herself on the set of Celebrity Juice, the 38-year-old mum-of-two began: "As it's #worldmentalhealthday I thought I would share something. I took this selfie during a break when I was filming @celebjuiceofficial last year..

"What I didn't tell anyone was when I was filming the show that day was that I'd had an awful panic attack on the train on the way down to London, I'd been in tears the whole journey, so much so that the lovely train manager kept bringing me tissues and water and asking if I was ok.

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"He was so lovely to me, I'll never forget his kindess," Samia continued.

Despite feeling terrible after her panic attack, the actress who plays Maria Connor on the cobbles admitted that she filmed for the show because she didn't want to let anyone down.

"I didn't think I'd be able to do an upbeat show like Celeb Juice feeling the way I felt but I did it because the thought of letting everyone down wasn't an option, I wouldn't just felt even worse.

"And after I'd done it I felt loads better, it actually took my mind off things and I had fun, as I always do with @keithlemon."

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Samia concluded her post by sharing the importance of kindness and urging her followers to talk to someone if they are struggling.

She wrote: "I guess my point is that nobody knows when someone else might be struggling.. the signs aren't always obvious and behind someone's smile you never know what they might have going on.

"#bekind shouldn't just be a trendy hashtag.. it should be something we all can do for others.

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"Hope everyone reading this is ok.. and if you're not, I hope you can talk to someone about it.. it really does help to talk," Samia ended her post by saying.

Samia's former Corrie co-star Lucy-Jo Hudson commented: "Proud of you for opening up Sammy, it's not easy, but so many people will be able to relate to your story! You're doing amazing, love you always xxx."

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