Coronation Street fans heartbroken after THIS forgotten storyline is revisited

Coronation Street
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Jenny's tragic past was revisited in tonight's Coronation Street...

When you see Coronation Street favourite Jenny Connor behind the bar at The Rovers, it is easy to forget she is carrying a deep pain with her after losing her son, Tom, back in 2013.

While she might be happily married to husband Johnny these days, fans know that not a day goes by when Jenny doesn't remember what happened seven years ago.

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Fans were upset for Jenny as she was reminded of her past (Picture: ITV)

But today's Coronation Street saw Oliver Battersby's mitochondrial disease diagnosis knock Jenny for six as it reminded her of Tom's tragic death.

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Fans of the soap will remember that Jenny's son sadly died shortly before his fifth birthday.

Just two years later, Jenny returned to Coronation Street after 22 years away from the cobbles.

Tonight's Coronation Street saw Jenny struggling to take in Oliver's devastating diagnosis, and it was only when Emma, came to the pub that Jenny opened up about her past.

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Jenny and Emma had a heart-to-heart (Picture: ITV)

Jenny opens up...

Emma is understandably heartbroken about her half brother and arrived to ask to swap her shifts.

However, Jenny was soon talking about her son, and trying to reassure Emma that Leanne and Steve would find a way to pick up the pieces after Oliver has gone.

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Emma was upset about Oliver's diagnosis (Picture: ITV)

But fans were heartbroken at the nod to Jenny's past, especially as it is a storyline that isn't mentioned often...

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Simon's also struggling

Meanwhile, Simon was also struggling after overhearing Leanne saying once Oliver has gone she will be left with no one.

As Leanne's adopted son, Simon found the words hard to hear, and confided in his dad, Peter.

Leanne was mortified when she realised out what she's said and tried to patch things up with Simon.

Sadly, Simon had already made up his mind and announced he was moving in with Peter for a while.

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Leanne was upset to realise she had hurt Simon (Picture: ITV)

Meanwhile, Nick is also struggling, and even ended up confiding in nemesis Peter about losing Oliver.

Could the heartache sweeping Coronation Street inadvertently end up bringing some people closer together?

Coronation Street will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week. Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.