Steve (played by Simon Gregson) has been trying to be a pillar of support to Leanne (Jane Danson) since their son Oliver Battersby (Emmanuel and Jeremiah Cheetham) was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease earlier this year on Coronation Street. With the mother-of-one pushing her loved ones away, she has somewhat isolated the father of her son as her concern for the youngster’s life-limiting condition continues to grow. However, upcoming scenes on the ITV soap will see her become more worried about the wellbeing of the former Rovers Return landlord.
The drama begins next week when Roy’s Rolls cafe decides to jump on board with the vegan trend and imposes a veggie day.
Wanting to enjoy some of his favourite food, Steve protests to Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) he wants a pork sausage.
Bringing along his own meat products, the father-of-three demands the cafe assistant cooks them up for him.
Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) watches on horrified as the soap stalwart loses control, clearly struggling with his son’s diagnosis.
Just as things are getting heated, Leanne walks in and is also concerned by the scenes unfolding in front of her.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Steve McDonald 'exits' as Leanne makes heartbreaking discovery (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street spoilers: Steve McDonald protests to Nina Lucas about the vegan sausages (Image: ITV)
Having gone through her own stress over Oliver, Leanne notices the signs and tells Steve to go outside with her.
As he has been there for her after receiving the youngster’s diagnosis, this is finally the mother-of-one’s time to pay back the favour.
However, as the pair confide in one another about their son’s illness, the stalwart could decide he needs to take action.
With the toll of everything getting to him, could he tell Nick Tilsley’s (Ben Price) partner he is going to take a break from the cobbles?
Coronation Street spoilers: Leanne Battersby is horrified to see how stressed Steve is (Image: ITV)
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