CORONATION Street’s Simon Barlow will tonight leave mum Leanne on her own and move in with his dad Peter.
The teenager – who is played by actor Alex Bain in the ITV soap – has been having a tough time lately after he overheard Leanne say that he “isn’t her son”.
But things between the two will become more strained when he decides to leave the home they share together.
Simon reveals to Peter what he overheard Leanne saying and how much it hurt him.
Despite Leanne apologising, fans will tonight see Simon say he is going to stay with his dad.
It is all kicked off this Wednesday when Simon overhead Leanne talking about him not being her real son.
The teenager was left heartbroken when a struggling Leanne said she would be left with nothing when her youngest son Oliver dies.
Viewers know Oliver has been diagnosed with life-limiting mitochondrial disease – and won’t live until adulthood.
Leanne has been struggling to cope with the diagnosis and in Wednesday’s episode she lost it at Oliver’s dad Steve unaware that Simon could hear every word she was saying.
She said: “Steve you’ve got no idea. He was the son I wanted for ever, the son I never thought I’d have. When he’s gone you’ll have Amy and Emma. What will I have?”
While Leanne isn’t Simon’s biological mum, she has raised him since he was a young child with ex Peter.
Simon’s biological mother Lucy died of cancer when he was five – and he then came to live with dad Peter.
And up until this week he has always considered Leanne his mum – but hearing what Leanne said devastated him.
He ran into his cousin Amy and ended up ranting to her about Oliver saying: “He’s not my brother. We’re not even really related so why would anyone care? It’s Leanne’s problem.”
Simon stormed out of his exam – and infuriated Leanne but fans were heartbroken for him.
- Find out what happens on Corrie TONIGHT at 7.30pm on ITV
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