Soapstar surprises shoppers

Soap star Samia Ghadie launches Meadowhall Shopping Centre's Make My Year competition.

Soap star Samia Ghadie launches Meadowhall Shopping Centre's Make My Year competition.

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Shoppers were treated to a surprise appearance by soap starlet Samia Ghadie as part of the launch event for Meadowhall Shopping Centre’s Make My Year competition campaign.

The Dancing on Ice contestant, who is best known for her role as Maria in Coronation Street, signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans as they entered the Centre’s competition for the chance to win over £20,000 worth of big prizes including a Fiat 500, a luxury holiday to Thailand and monthly treats including beauty treatments, personal styling sessions, and skincare products and shopping sprees.

Speaking to shoppers, Samia cited her recent success on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and finding love with skating partner and beau Sylvain Longchambon as two of the highlights that had made her year so far.

Samia said “It’s been a real whirlwind of a year so far for me, there have already been so many highlights and it was great to hear from Meadowhall Shoppers about their hopes and aspirations for 2013.”

The Meadowhall Make My Year campaign which was launched by the Centre after a recent survey* revealed that South Yorkshire is still suffering from a prolonged case of the bad weather blues with Spring getting off to an unseasonable start.

Meadowhall Marketing Director Richard Pinfold said “Spring might have gotten off to a late start thanks to the snow, but we’re determined to lift shoppers’ spirits with an array of spectacular prizes in the hope that sunshine will be on its way shortly.

“We’ve got some amazing surprises in store from some of our biggest retailers over the next six weeks, so it is well worth entering for the chance to win anything from the luxury break, to a brand new set of wheels, and monthly pick me ups!”