Is Leanne Battersby leaving Coronation Street?

13 April 2021, 08:24

Leanne Battersby is set to flee Coronation Street
Leanne Battersby is set to flee Coronation Street. Picture: ITV

Is Jane Danson leaving Corrie for good and what will happen to Leanne Battersby?

Things are not looking good for Leanne Battersby after Coronation Street drug lord Harvey discovered that she grassed on him.

And things only got worse when Jane Danson’s character was forced to flee the cobbles with her son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain).

But viewers have been left wondering whether Leanne has left Coronation Street for good or whether she will be back.

Well, here’s everything we know…

Leanne Battersby gets caught up in Harvey's drug deal
Leanne Battersby gets caught up in Harvey's drug deal. Picture: ITV

Is Leanne Battersby leaving Coronation Street for good?

It is unclear when Leanne will return to the cobbles, but on Monday (April 12) she fled with Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and Simon.

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After one of Harvey’s (Will Mellor) drug dealers turned up at her door for a delivery, Leanne told DC Costello about his plans.

Harvey then took Simon with him as he planned to pick up the drugs, but Leanne desperately begged to take his place.

When the collection was compromised, Harvey was furious that he had been set up and Leanne was forced to come clean.

Realising that her family was in great danger, Leanne later told Toyah (Georgia Taylor) and that she and Simon were leaving the cobbles.

Despite Nick (Ben Price) trying to persuade them to stay, Leanne insisted it's too late and the pair said their goodbyes with Nick.

It’s currently unknown if Leanne, Nick or Simon will return to the soap.

However, actors Jane Danson, Ben Price and Alex Bain haven’t confirmed their departures so reports suggest they will be back next month.

Actress Jane has since hinted that she won’t be gone forever and has opened up about her hopes for Leanne and Nick.

"In the middle of all this, she’s pushing Nick even further away,” Jane, 42, told The Mirror.

"She’s trying to protect him by pushing him further away, when actually all she really needs is for him to wrap his arms around her and tell her everything’s going to be ok.

"She’s sacrificing her own romantic side of her life for her child which I suppose is probably right. She has to make the right decision and I think that is the right choice.”

She added: "But I think she does need somebody to look after her and he does love her so I want them to be together!

"There’s a lot left to be told with Nick and Leanne so hopefully they’ll come back together at some point.”

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