Leanne to leave Coronation Street – with Steve’s baby?

Life away from Weatherfield beckons for pregnant Leanne

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Pregnant Leanne Battersby is to make the decision to leave Weatherfield next month when the pressure of keeping her and Steve’s baby secret becomes too much to handle.

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Recent episodes of Coronation Street saw Leanne reveal to Steve that she’s expecting his child, with the Rovers landlord then deciding to keep the paternity bombshell from wife Michelle.

But it seems that Leanne reaches the decision to quit in the coming weeks, with Jane Danson spotted filming at a bus station with screen son Simon, played by Alex Bain.

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Said a Corrie source to Inside Soap: “Steve can’t cope with the idea of watching his child grow up opposite the street from him, while having no part in its life.

“But if he tells Michelle that Leanne is having his baby, his marriage is more than likely over for good. Leanne’s only option is to start afresh somewhere new, so that she can bring up her little’un without this huge secret hanging over her.”

So will Leanne really go? Or will a last-minute intervention from Nick convince her to stay? Added the insider: “The big question is: will Leanne tell him that she’s pregnant with another man’s child? Will it alter his feelings for her?”

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