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Friday, 30 December 2011

Jane Danson is not leaving Corrie

There's a story in today's Daily Star that says Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Barlow, will take a break from Coronation Street in 2012.

The paper says that "Bosses were forced to write Jane out of the soap after she begged for a few months off work."  And on-screen, Leanne will leave Weatherfield after husband Peter admits he’s in love with his Carla.

Peter finally confesses: “OK, 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.” Leanne flies at him with her fists before breaking down in tears. Then she decides to pack her bags and go.

Little Simon is in tears and begs her not to leave. But she tells him her mind is made up and heads off from Weatherfield in a cab.

And the Star goes on to say that Jane will return to the soap: "Bosses have assured fans that Leanne will come back later next year."

HOWEVER - none of the above is true. The Chief Publicity Officer for Coronation Street tells us that the story in the Star is "Total Nonsense" and that Jane is NOT leaving Coronation Street - she's simply taking a two week holiday.  Tabloids, eh?

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems to me there's been quite a few false stories circulating lately about soap storylines.
Add that to the so obviously scripted 'quotes' by come actors regarding their characters and the promises of exciting, sensational storylines to come.
All manufactured and reported to generate interest and hopefully keep you watching.
At one time, the publicity department didn't need to go to the trouble.
Glad Leanne is ( hopefully) staying, she's one of the top actors on the show.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Becky McDonald is leaving next year and if so, when?

It's just that I wish to put on a buffet for myself (maybe a few balloons etc) and have a party although I won't be asking anyone to it, but I'll be able to scoff and scoff while watching Corrie and really enjoy myself, while knowing that she won't be showing her boring face on the box.

Anonymous said...

Becky's had quite the turbulent time during her time on the street.
I've quite enjoyed her more subdued, accepting self lately, and I've loved seeing Kylie happy with herself and therefore happier to accept her big sis for the devoted sister and 'auntie' she could have been in time.
She was awful with Stevie-boy, hope "Becky" will be happy with her new man and life off the street.

Anonymous said...

Taking two weeks off and returning later is the same thing IMO.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Call me a cynic but that reposte from the publicity department doesn't mean they didn't send out the original leak. Kind of clever way to build up interest.

LynsayMinogueKW said...

(SPOILER ALERT BTW)I've heard Becky's meant to be leaving in January, and I've also heard she's leaving with Nick, which I don't think is the case. I know he breaks up with Eva but I think if Peter and Leanne's marriage breaks up, he'll be the first to get in there. (After Leanne.... not Peter.... obviously.)I'm glad Jane is staying, I love her! Leanne is my favorite character and I hope she gets little Simon!!

LynsayMinogueKW said...

HumptyDumpty, they confirmed she was only leaving for two weeks for a holiday, I think it's quite clear she's staying. I could see your point if they just said "She's not leaving" without backing it up or keeping schtum about it all, but I think we're cool

Anonymous said...

I WISH THE PRODUCERS WOULD GET RID OF KIRSTY SOAMES AND OWEN ARMSTRONG AND ANNA WINDASS THEY ARE THE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE LASHING OUT AT PEOPLE I DONT KNOW WHY THEY DONT GET A NEW FAMILY IN CORONATION STREET AND GET RID OF THE BAD PEOPLE, LEAVE TYRONE AND FIZ ALONE THEY HAVE NOT DONE NOTHING WRONG ITS THE LIKES OF JULIE CARP KIRSTY SOAMES& EILEEN GRIMSHAW WHO ARE PICKING ON FIZ AND TYRONE PLEASE LEAVE THEM ALONE JULIE CARP OR YOU HAVE ME TO DEAL WITH SO THINK ON.

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