Coronation Street's Simon faces sad struggle after Oliver's death

Daniel Kilkelly
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Simon Barlow faces an upsetting time next week after the tragic death of Oliver Battersby.

The Weatherfield teen feels the pressure after agreeing to give a reading at his brother's funeral.

Corrie bosses have revealed that Oliver's heartbreaking final scenes air this Friday (November 27).

This follows Leanne's decision to drop her legal fights over Oliver after the latest upsetting developments with his deteriorating health.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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In the aftermath next week, Simon (Alex Bain) confides in Shona Platt about how he's dreading playing such an important role at the funeral.

Shona (Julia Goulding) takes a kind approach by assuring Simon to speak from the heart with his reading and it'll all be fine.

Simon is immediately encouraged by Shona's words and feels ready to face the challenge ahead.

As they continue to spend time together, Simon clearly enjoys Shona's company.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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The teen even offers to make Shona a playlist, wanting to strengthen their friendship.

Meanwhile, Jane Danson – who plays Leanne – has warned fans to expect heartbreaking scenes tomorrow as Oliver's final moments air.

She recently said: "It's Leanne's worst nightmare, all this fight now for nothing. She's done everything and it hasn't changed anything. She's devastated by the loss of what could have been.

"Everyone else's life is going on, Nick now has a son and Oliver will never even get to Sam's age. She's trapped in a vicious circle of guilt, anger, sadness and despair.

"It's devastating. For everything Leanne is, she has got a heart and it's going to be completely broken. The journey to say goodbye is absolutely devastating."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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