Peter Barlow unhappy with baby news
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 July 2011
Coronation Street's Peter Barlow is shocked when wife Leanne tells him she is pregnant because he doesn't think he is ready for another child
Coronation Street's Peter Barlow is stunned to learn his wife is pregnant - because he isn't ready for another child.
The recovering alcoholic - who already has a seven-year-old son, Simon, from a previous relationship - hasn't told spouse Leanne he is apprehensive about having a baby because he is still recovering from the effects of last year's tram crash, so is shocked when she breaks the news to him.
Chris Gascoyne - who plays Peter - said: "Leanne had tried to talk about it a few times but he never told her how he felt about the idea. which was that he's nervous about it, that it's too soon after the accident and everything.
"He tries to convince himself it's good news but he confides in his dad that he maybe thinks it's too soon and he isn't sure he's ready to be a dad again."
However, Peter has further shocks in store when he rows with Leanne (Jane Danson) over his close friendship with Carla Connor (Alison King ) - who has previously admitted to having feelings for the bookie - and she falls down the stairs, putting the health of their baby in jeopardy.
Chris explained: "She ends up in hospital and he's absolutely devastated. He feels responsible.
"It's a real wake-up call for Peter as he sits by her bed willing her to recover. He still has feelings for Carla but he loves Leanne deeply."