Leanne Battersby's Nick Tilsley fling?

'Coronation Street's Leanne Battersby and Nick Tilsley may be about to embark on an affair, as Leanne helps her old flame in the wake of the Underworld factory fire

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Leanne Battersby

Leanne Battersby

Leanne Battersby could be set for an affair with Nick Tilsley in 'Coronation Street'.

The businesswoman, who is played by Jane Danson, helps her ex-husband Nick (Ben Price) in the wake of the Underworld factory fire, and may be about to betray Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) by having a fling with her old flame.

Jane, who has played fiery Leanne since 1997, said: "Obviously there is a history there. There's no romantic spark yet but that could change.

"This whole incident causes friction in Leanne and Peter's relationship and I can see the possibility of something happening down the line."

The friction worsens when Peter discovers Leanne has done a business deal with Nick - even though he forbade her from doing so.

The 31-year-old actress said: "He goes bonkers and accuses Leanne of having an affair with Nick. He storms into the Rovers, grabs Nick and warns him to stay away from his fiancee.

"She regrets not being completely straight with Peter but can't believe he mistrusts her after all they've been through. She has betrayed him in a way, but not sexually."

Nick and Leanne eloped to get married in Scotland in 1998, but their brief marriage was turbulent as they dealt with an abortion and the disapproval of Nick's mother Gail Platt (Helen Worth).

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