Coronation Street spoilers: Oliver Battersby’s death ‘confirmed’ in tragic U-turn

Coronation Street spoilers: Oliver Battersby’s death ‘confirmed’ in tragic U-turn

Oliver (played by Emmanuel and Jeremiah Cheetham) caused great concern for Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) when he started to display worrying symptoms on Coronation Street which indicated something wasn’t quite right. Back in May, the youngster’s parents were told their son had the life-limiting condition, causing heartbreak and leading his mother to believe there was still hope for her child. Upcoming scenes on the ITV soap will see the beloved Weatherfield residents discuss new treatment options which could prolong their time with the toddler. However, tragedy strikes just as things are on the up which could result in his death.

The drama begins next week as Leanne, her partner Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and Steve make preparations to take the youngster on a holiday to Cornwall.

Just as they’re getting ready to head off, Oliver’s seizure alarm starts bleating, meaning the youngster needs urgent medical attention.

This leads the toddler’s parents to rush him to the hospital where they face an agonising wait as doctors try to help their child.

Unfortunately, the situation takes an even more concerning turn as the medical professionals tell the boy’s guardians Oliver has had to be put on life-support in intensive care.

This is a heartbreaking blow for all involved, given how optimistic they were being about his new treatment plan.

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Despite the doctor’s words of warning the parents should prepare themselves for the worst, Leanne is adamant her son will pull through.

However, Nick and Steve aren’t as optimistic, believing they should spend as much time with the toddler as possible.

With the youngster on life-support and given his condition is life-limiting, is this an indicator it won’t be long before he passes away?

It seems Oliver’s death could have been predicted three years ago, just weeks after his mother gave birth to him following a one-night stand with his father.

“Two days ago you handed me my husband’s baby when my baby had died. Why mine? Why Rauri?” Michelle asked Leanne.

“Why can’t your baby not have died?” she screamed in anger, so could the tragic storyline have been in the pipeline since Oliver’s inception?

Despite his step-son being in intensive care, Nick will come face-to-face with a ghost from his past as he waits for news on the toddler in the hospital.

Pacing the corridors, he will be shocked to see his ex-girlfriend Natasha Blakeman (Rachel Leskovac) standing in front of him.


After 10 years away from the cobbles, Nick soon catches up with his former lover on what she’s been up to over the past decade.

Asking her why she’s at the hospital, Natasha will tell her ex-boyfriend she is attending a dermatology appointment.

However, is she hiding a secret about her past from Oliver’s step-father and could it change his life forever?

Speaking about her return, actress Rachel said: “It’s always great to be able to return to a character to explore a whole new path for them.”

Coronation Street continues Monday at 7:30pm on ITV.

Published at Sun, 06 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000