Coronation Street to bring in mysterious new character Rowan for Leanne story

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street introduces a mysterious new character called Rowan next week.

Rowan, played by Emrhys Cooper, makes his first appearance as Leanne Battersby and Simon Barlow attend an event at the Chariot Square Hotel together.

Next week's episodes see Simon forced to face the music after his recent drink-driving offence.

Simon crashed a car last month while taking Sam Blakeman to a chess competition. Aware that he was driving under the influence of alcohol, Simon fled from the scene alongside Sam.

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After later acknowledging that he was drinking too much, Simon visited the police station to hand himself in over his mistake.

In upcoming scenes, Simon appears for his court hearing and his mum Leanne joins him.

Leanne's fiancé Nick Tilsley insists that he's far too busy to go with them. Simon is disappointed that Nick still seems to be holding a grudge over Sam's involvement in the crash, while Leanne is annoyed with Nick for not being more supportive.

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Later in the week, Leanne decides to help Simon by taking him to a seminar being held by a mysterious group called The Institute.

The event is being held at the Chariot Square Hotel and Debbie Webster suggests Leanne should take Nick along, which would allow them to check out a nearby wedding fayre too.

Nick reluctantly agrees to accompany Leanne to the fayre, still burying his doubts over getting married again.

Later, in the hotel bar, Rowan approaches Leanne and offers her some unsolicited advice.

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Leanne is initially taken aback by Rowan's approach, but she drops her guard when he encourages her to share her deepest thoughts and feelings.

When Rowan leaves and flashes Leanne a smile, she can't help but blush. Does this Weatherfield newcomer have a hidden agenda?

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Friday, March 15.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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