Jane Danson: Nick and Leanne are the Romeo and Juliet of Corrie
15 October 2018 - 6:00 PM

Jane Danson: Nick and Leanne are the Romeo and Juliet of Corrie

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Jane Danson is campaigning for Leanne Battersby and Nick Tilsley to reunite on "Coronation Street" because they are like the "Romeo and Juliet" of Weatherfield.

Ben Price made a return to the ITV soap last week as Nick and although they have had more than their fair share of ups and downs on the cobbles Jane still thinks that her alter ego and the businessman are meant to be together.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com, she said: "Ultimately, Nick is the love of her life. They've always been portrayed as Romeo and Juliet, in that it's always gone a bit pear-shaped for them. I'd like to see them happy. I equally love that relationship with Peter and how they co-parent Simon. But if the writers do choose to focus on Leanne and Nick as a couple, then I'd like to see them grow and face different challenges, perhaps with their families and how they deal with bringing up their children. That still provokes drama."

Leanne is currently in hospital after being caught up in the Connors" car crash drama and Jane admits that when Leanne first sees Nick she is less than friendly as they split on such bad terms when Nick left Weatherfield.

Jane said: "Leanne's a bit broken when she sees him. She remembers how hurt she was, so it'll be interesting to see whether she does forgive him. But she's had quite a lonely time of it lately. So with Nick back, it gives this feisty, mouthy character the chance to show her more vulnerable side. And I'm a big fan of Ben's, not just as an actor, but as a person as well. And it means we get to work together, which is always good. I've known for a while that he was coming back, so I was counting down the days."

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Before she was run over by evil crime boss Ronan Truman, Leanne's love life had been very eventful as of late.

The Street siren recently ended her fling with Imran Habeeb (Charlie De Melo) after she found out that he was also bedding her sister Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor).

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And then the blonde beauty ended up in bed with Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) after his fiancée Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) gave him a "free pass" - which he thought meant he could cheat - ahead of their nuptials, which resulted in chaotic scenes on the pair's wedding day.

That's not the first time Leanne and Steve have got down and dirty together as they pulled a similar stunt two years ago when Steve was married to Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) - resulting in Leanne falling pregnant.

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