Coronation Street Icon Simon Barlow Departs Weatherfield, Leaving Family in Turmoil

A beloved character on Coronation Street is set to say goodbye to Weatherfield after 16 years, causing turmoil within his family. Simon Barlow, portrayed by Alex Bain, will be departing from the cobbles in an emotional exit.

Leanne, Simon’s mother, returns home from a retreat only to discover that Simon is leaving to live with his father. Feeling blindsided by the news, she blames Nick for failing to consult her about the decision. The situation escalates as Leanne accuses Nick of conspiring with Toyah behind her back.

Unbeknownst to Simon, Leanne is still under the influence of a charismatic mentor, Rowan Cunliffe, who is revealed to be a dangerous cult leader. As the tension mounts, Leanne’s loyalty is called into question, leading to shocking revelations and confrontations.

Fans of the long-running soap opera have expressed their frustration with Leanne’s storyline, questioning her decisions and gullibility. The upcoming episodes are sure to bring more drama and revelations as the family dynamics are put to the test.

Coronation Street airs on ITV1 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8pm, with streaming available on ITVX. Stay tuned for the emotional departure of Simon Barlow and the repercussions it brings to Weatherfield.