Coronation Street's Leanne Battersby will fall pregnant, but the identity of the father is a shocker


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Coronation Street will serve up a daddy of a storyline this summer when Leanne Battersby discovers she is pregnant after a one-night stand with Steve McDonald.

Leanne, played by Jane Danson, has been a mother to Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) since her relationship with his father Peter (Chris Gascoyne), but she has not given birth to a child of her own.

In 2011, Leanne was told it would be difficult for her to conceive because of damage to one of her fallopian tubes following a miscarriage. This will give her an incentive to go through with pregnancy.

Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby in Coronation Street (ITV)

The turmoil will all start when Steve (Simon Gregson) and wife Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) hit a rocky road together, according to The Sun. The kiss between Michelle and her old boyfriend Will Chatterton (Leon Ockenden) will be discovered.

While Michelle and Steve take a break from each other, an inebriated Steve will end up in bed with Leanne, resulting in the baby news.

Steve wants the pregnancy terminated, but Leanne will apparently refuse.

Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald in Coronation Street (ITV)

How Steve will convince Leanne to abandon one of the best chances she has for a baby of her own will heighten the drama.

An ITV spokeswoman told the Press Association that they do not comment on storylines.