Leanne under pressure
Steve proposes again – this time, in public. Will she feel forced to say yes?
Steve has probably put more effort into ordering a takeaway pizza than he put into his marriage proposal to Leanne last week, but after a good talking to from mum Liz, he decides to ask her again, properly. This time around, he manages to get his backside off the sofa and pops the question with the help of baby Oliver and a carefully chosen babygro.
As Liz is lecturing Steve about putting some ‘oomph’ into the proceedings, Leanne is waking up with the mother of all hangovers. In addition to a vodka-induced headache, she also has the painful memory of having agreed to become Steve’s wife.
‘Let’s just say she isn’t jumping for joy!’ says star Jane Danson, who plays her. ‘It was definitely the drink that made her agree, and she’s mortified when she realises what she has done.’
Desperate to undo the mess she’s got herself into, Leanne tells Steve they need to talk, but she’s stunned when she later finds him outside the Rovers with Oli, who’s dressed in a babygro emblazoned with the words: ‘Will you marry my Daddy?’ Worse still, as Steve proceeds to get down on bended knee, half the street is watching. The audience is all thanks to Amy, who has overheard Liz and Steve’s conversation, and gone on to spread the word that her dad and Leanne are getting hitched.
‘Leanne is horrified to find herself in this situation, in the middle of the street, with everyone watching,’ says Jane. ‘She feels the pressure is really on her now.’
With everyone’s eyes on her, can Leanne really bring herself to say no?
Leanne is horrified to find herself in this situation
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With Soaps Editor Alison Slade