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Poor Leanne Battersby! Her former fella, Nick Tilsley, ended their relationship and left Weatherfield, then he sold their home out from under her and their mini family of baby Oliver and adopted son Simon Barlow, too.
Her sister Toyah Battersby’s boyfriend, Peter Barlow, quickly offered them a roof over their heads in the Rovers. But Peter is one of Leanne’s ex-lovers so it’s not an ideal solution…
Living in the Rovers with Peter and Toyah is a sobering experience for Leanne, and she tells half-sister Eva Price it’s not working out.
‘Eva’s solution is to suggest Leanne and baby Oliver move in with her and Aidan Connor,’ says our source at Corrie. ‘But there’s soon another offer!
‘Steve Mcdonald, who’s Oliver’s dad, gets wind of Leanne’s housing problems and comes up with an alternative suggestion… They should live with him!’
Leanne may have initial doubts, but it looks like it’s all systems go as she and Steve enjoy playing the doting parents to Oliver. Later, they combine forces to try the controlled crying method to settle their son into a regular sleep pattern.
Their efforts don’t yield particularly positive results and the two parents are soon at their wits’ end. But Steve’s mum, Liz, notices how well the exhausted pair are getting on and she starts to wonder if they could have a future together.
‘A few days later, Toyah and Eva persuade Leanne to leave her baby woes behind for a night and spend an evening out with them,’ adds our insider.
‘Steve offers to babysit Oliver and Leanne heads over to Eva’s to borrow a dress.
‘When Leanne returns home, she looks amazing and Steve’s wowed. She then admits she’d rather have a night in with a DVD!’
And Steve’s even more thrilled when Leanne presents him with matching Weatherfield County football shirts for him and Oliver.
Our insider continues: ‘Steve’s overwhelmed by Leanne’s gesture and, feeling the love, he stuns Leanne with a marriage proposal!’
Predictably, Leanne’s initial answer doesn’t quite complete the romantic story.
‘She’s incredulous and she lists all the reasons it would be a bad idea for them to get married,’ reveals our source. ‘Then she heads out!’
Steve spends the rest of the evening fearing he’s blown it, while Leanne calls in at the Rovers and starts to knock back the vodka.
Leanne proceeds to tell Toyah and Eva how Steve proposed to her and, amazed, they begin to crack jokes about Steve.
And that’s where Leanne starts to become defensive about her would-be husband…
Is she starting to reconsider all the reasons she and Steve shouldn’t get married? And, fuelled by doubt and alcohol, is she about to say ‘Yes’?
Corrie aren’t saying and plan to let this story play out on screen. But we reckon Liz may be looking for a new outfit and hat for a shock summer wedding…
A stunned Leanne can think of lots of reasons not to marry Steve… But will she end up saying ‘Yes’? It’s no laughing matter for Leanne when Toyah and Eva crack jokes about Steve…