Who is Jane Danson and what has she said - debbiebissett.com

Jane joined Coronation Street back in 1997 as part of a newly-introduced family the Battersbys - aka "the neighbours from hell". Jane took the role of teenager Leanne Battersby, heading to Weatherfield with her half sister Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor), her stepmum Janice Battersby (Vicky Entwistle) and layabout dad Les Battersby (Bruce Jones).

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The actress, who has had to practise social distancing while on the Coronation Street sets, seemed happy to be out of the house and enjoying some quality time with husband and fellow actor, Robert.

Meanwhile, Leanne’s partner, Nick, is making things about him and struggling to work out where he fits in.

In emotional scenes on the street this week, Leanne Battersby, played by Jane, and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) said goodbye to their son Oliver, who had been battling mitochondrial disease.

She says: “It is in parts a very hard watch, even for me. Even my mum, who is the biggest Corrie fan ever, has found watching really hard. But that is kind of our job to do that.

"Some of those scenes physically hurt because it is just an unimaginable thing. It is that instinctive thing to protect your child, you would die for them.

Coronation Street’s Jane Danson, 42, said her final goodbye to her dying on-screen son Oliver during Friday night’s episode. While she was praised for her acting throughout the harrowing storyline, her ex co-star Vicky Entwistle, 52, took a swipe at the script.

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Jane, who plays Leanne, has now admitted she was initially concerned this would be the end for her character.

Jane and Robert have two beautiful kids together, Harry Alexander Jack and Sam Alfie Robert. As per an interview with OK! She revealed that she miscarried her third child.

In other cases, children may not be able to see, hear, talk or walk. Affected children may not survive beyond their teenage years. Adult onset can result in drastic changes from an active lifestyle to a debilitating ilness is a short amount of time.

She says: “It is really difficult when you have these stories. You have this huge sense of responsibility and part of that is understanding that person and what they’ve been through.