Torn be­tween Bat­ters­bys!

There’s so much po­ten­tial for Leanne to be in the way and stir the pot

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Sparks fly as Peter asks Leanne to move in with him and Toyah

We knew we were in for drama when re­cov­er­ing al­co­holic Peter Bar­low bought the Rovers. He’s only been in the pub for a few hours this week when there’s trou­ble afoot – but it has noth­ing to do with his booze bat­tle and ev­ery­thing to do with a cer­tain ex called Leanne, whom he in­vites to move in with him and Toyah. There’s def­i­nitely un­fin­ished busi­ness be­tween the pair. How long un­til they’re mak­ing eyes be­hind Toyah’s back?

As Peter and Toyah en­joy their first shift as land­lord and land­lady, Leanne is hav­ing a cri­sis. Nick has sold his flat, and the new tenant’s mov­ing in straight away. Pan­icked, Leanne hot­foots it to the pub and ex­plains the sit­u­a­tion to Peter, who later tells a stunned Toyah that he has of­fered her sis­ter, Si­mon and baby Oli a roof above their heads.

‘There’s so much po­ten­tial for Leanne to be in the way and stir the pot,’ says Jane Dan­son, who plays her. ‘Even if she and Peter aren’t ro­man­ti­cally linked, they’ll al­ways be linked by Si­mon and Toyah.’

It’s not what Toyah needs – Lee is, af­ter all, her boyfriend’s ex. And the news comes when she’s feel­ing more vul­ner­a­ble than ever. It’s time to take an­other preg­nancy test...

‘Toyah wants a child more than any­thing,’ says Ge­or­gia Tay­lor, who plays her, ‘but I don’t know how much longer she can keep putting her body through it. She’s had about eight rounds of IVF now, so there may come a time when the doc­tors say enough is enough.’

Peter urges his part­ner to do the test, but Toyah is eva­sive. Is she scared that her dream of be­ing a mum is slip­ping out of reach?

Later, Leanne gets a cheque for £25k from Nick, from the pro­ceeds of the flat sale. She tells Peter that she wants to use the money to fund the fer­til­ity treat­ment. But is Toyah’s fam­ily plan­ning fin­ished? And if it is, could this mean that her and Peter’s re­la­tion­ship is, too?

Will three be a crowd for Toyah, Peter and Leanne?

Full house: Peter and Toyah with baby Oliver

Peter helps Leanne out of a cri­sis

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