Coronation Street’s Leanne Barlow will take time out from the cobbles after her husband Peter confesses his love for Carla Connor.
Leanne, played by Jane Danson, is left devastated when Peter is forced to come clean in the aftermath of Frank Foster’s rape trial, according to the Daily Star.
As previously reported, Peter and Carla’s affair will apparently be exposed in court when pictures of the pair kissing – taken by a private investigator working for Frank (Andrew Lancel) – are submitted in court. Peter later tells Leanne: “Okay, it’s time for the truth. I didn’t want you to find out like this, but I love Carla and we want to be together.”
Following Peter’s confession, Leanne packs her bags and departs in the back of a taxi – even after her stepson Simon (Alex Bain) has tearfully begged her to stay.
Some reports have suggested that Danson will be taking a few months off from Coronation Streetas part of the storyline twist.
However, a Coronation Street spokesperson said that the actress is merely taking a two-week holiday. Danson recently said that she hoped Peter and Leanne would find happiness, adding: “I do think that to make any future happy times believable, they have to be apart for a considerable amount of time.”