Jane Danson on why history is repeating itself with Leanne and Nick in Coronation Street


Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) has reunited with Nick Tilsley (Ben Worth) after the confused mum lashed out at her accomplice when the stress of her and Steve McDonald’s younger son Oliver’s sickness boiled over right into a tense argument.

The Coronation Street couple have been on and off since they had been childhood sweethearts again in the late 1990s, and whereas their bond stays robust via the various bumps in the street they’ve encountered their dynamic has deliberate echoes of one other traditional cobbles romance.

“Leanne and Nick’s relationship is history repeating itself,” says Danson, talking solely to RadioTimes.com. “Helen Price, who performs Nick’s mum Gail, and I all the time say that. I grew up watching Gail conflict with Ivy, her former mother-in-law. Gail was by no means adequate for Ivy’s son Brian, Nick’s father, and they had been all the time bickering – and the identical has occurred with Gail’s perspective in direction of Nick and Leanne since day one!

“Helen and I are literally actually shut, we’ve recognized one another a very long time, and we love these shades of Gail and Ivy in Gail and Leanne’s relationship. We’ve an excellent giggle about it, she’ll give me a hug after s queen the place we’re preventing!

“That form of character continuity is vital to Corrie, particularly as we have now produced extra episodes over time it’s the form of factor that may be uncared for. However I’m happy Leanne and Gail’s relationship is one the present has all the time stored very true.”

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Nick, alongside with Leanne’s sister Toyah, seems set to be in the road of fireplace because the devastated mum struggles. “She’s hurting a lot and takes it out on the those that imply essentially the most,” says Danson. “These are the individuals who will forgive Leanne something so Nick and Toyah are those she vents her frustrations on.”

Leanne’s ordeal with Oliver, presently in hospital after struggling mysterious seizures, is solely simply starting, with a long-term story set to play out over the approaching months that sees the toddler identified with mitochondrial illness, a uncommon, incurable life-threatening sickness.

The cleaning soap has labored carefully with the Lily Basis, a charity arrange by Liz Curtis in 2007 in reminiscence her daughter Lily, who died from the sickness aged eight months. The organisation funds analysis into discovering a treatment for the illness and gives help for households with expertise of the situation.

Subsequent week sees extra upsetting developments in the storyline as Oliver’s situation worsens and docs warn he may have mind harm from the seizures, and admit it may very well be weeks earlier than checks outcomes affirm his prognosis…

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