Jane Danson, who of course plays Leanne, made the revelation while talking to All About Soap magazine. She explained that when Leanne returns to the cobbles, and goes to Peter’s (Chris Gascoyne) flat to collect some of her things, Simon tells her the lie and she just sees red.
Jane said, “Leanne finds Carla [Alison King] and basically knocks seven bells out of her. The old Leanne comes out.
“It’s the perfect revenge for what Carla has done to her family. She doesn’t apologise when she discovers Simon is lying.
“The old Leanne comes out now and then – she’s just protecting someone who she loves very much…
“She thinks if you can’t settle it with words, then you settle it with your fists. She knows that children embellish things, but it’s music to her ears, really.
“It’s an awful thing to accuse someone of, and she sees it as a great way to prove that Carla isn’t right for Peter.”
Jane went on to say that Leanne will want custody of Simon (Alex Bain) even after she finds out that the little boy was lying about Carla hitting him.
Of that, Jane said, “Whether that’s just away from them or out of Weatherfield, I don’t know.
“Either way, she’s decided that Peter and Carla are going to have a fight on their hands over Simon.
“She can see that whatever happens between her and Peter, Simon is just a little boy who’s caught in the middle and really needs looking after.”
We’ll see Leanne’s dramatic comeback on Friday, February 24 at 8.30pm on ITV1.