Samia Longchambon puts on a leggy display in a chic brown dress with thigh-high split as she joins dapper husband Sylvain at the Football For Change Gala 2022
Samia Longchambon put on a leggy display as she attended the Football For Change Gala 2022, in partnership with MailOnline at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Thursday.
The Corrie actress, 40, slipped into a figure-hugging brown midi dress as she joined dapper husband Sylvain, 42, on the red carpet.
Samia’s frock boasted a thigh-high split which flashed a glimpse of her toned legs as she completed the look with a pair of strappy heels.
Red carpet: Samia Longchambon, 40, puts on a leggy display as she joined dapper husband Sylvain at the Football For Change Gala 2022 in Manchester on Thursday
Footballing legend Jamie Carragher is leading the charity which aims to help disadvantaged youngsters find work and improve their education.
Samia, who plays Maria Connor in the soap, accentuated her dainty features with a hint of make-up and slick of lip gloss.
She let her blonde locks fall to her shoulders as she accessorised with a selection of gold jewellery.
Leggy lady: She slipped into a figure-hugging brown midi dress complete with thigh-high split
Meanwhile french professional ice skater Sylvain, who wed the actress in 2016, donned a smart dark suit for the event.
He layered the look over a crisp white shirt and navy tie as he slipped his feet into dark brown dress shoes.
Football For Change has already raised £350,000 through a celebrity lunch and then a dinner, held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, last November. Thursday’s black-tie gala aims to raise the bar even higher and rake in another £350,000 for the cause.
Lovebirds: Meanwhile french professional Ice skater Sylvain, who the actress in 2016, donned a smart dark suit for the event
FOOTBALL FOR CHANGE – WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Football for Change was launched last year by Jamie Carragher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to help young people from social and economically challenged backgrounds build better futures
A major social mobility initiative backed by football superstars, including Gary Neville, Jude Bellingham, Steven Gerrard, Anthony Gordon, Lucas Moura, Peter Crouch and Alan Shearer. the campaign has also joined forces with Noel Gallagher ahead of a spectacular fundraising event in Manchester next week.
Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Carragher, who is the co-chairman of FFC, has been a driving force behind the charitable crusade which aims to lift young people from disadvantaged backgrounds out of poverty with life-changing opportunities in education and employment.
Sir Rod Stewart is patron of the initiative.
Since launching in November last year, Football For Change has raised £350,000 and is aiming to double that at next week’s star-studded fundraiser.
Noel Gallagher is the headline performer with his High Flying Birds and Melanie C and Emeli Sande are also providing entertainment with individual sets.
Vernon Kay is host while exclusive money-can’t-buy lots have been donated for a live auction by David Beckham, Formula 1, Robbie Williams, Calvin Harris and BT Sport.
Football legends, business leaders and celebrities will be in attendance at the event which is headline sponsored by Swinton Insurance.
Smart suits: Footballing legend Jamie Carragher (left) is leading the charity which aims to help disadvantaged youngsters find work and improve their education (pictured with the evening’s host Vernon Kay)
Carragher has raided his contacts book and pulled together an all-star line-up to raise money for projects up and down the country.
Diehard Manchester City fan, Noel Gallagher will be the headline act at the swanky bash and Melanie C and Emeli Sande also providing entertainment, with the whole show compered by Vernon Kay.
The outing comes after Samia was left baffled after snapping a swimming pool selfie in which her body appeared cut in half.
Optical illusion: The outing comes after Samia was left baffled after snapping a swimming pool selfie in which her body appeared cut in half
Taking to Instagram on Saturday to share a throwback picture from earlier in the summer, in which she could be seen wearing an animal print bikini top and black bottoms with a straw hat.
However, the lower half of her body was completely detached from her upper half in the photo, with her legs appearing to be walking away under water.
She captioned her post: ‘I should’ve paid more attention in GCSE physics, had to Google it.. #refraction.’
Refraction is when light travels from air into water, causing it slows down and change direction slightly, creating the optical illusion seen in Samia’s image.
In another picture, Samia looked relaxed as she held her hands in the air while walking across a glass-bottomed section of the crystal clear pool she was immersed in while on a recent holiday.
Holiday feels: The actress took to Instagram on Saturday to share a throwback picture from earlier in the summer