Coronation Street alumni Vicky Entwistle has apologized to Jane Danson after tweeting “hurtful” comments.
Danson’s character Leanne Battersby was at the center of a heart-wrenching storyline involving her son Oliver, who had a rare mitochondrial disease that prevented him from functioning without a machine. After fighting the doctors’ decision to let him go in peace, Leanne finally gave in and Oliver died.
Entwistle, who played Leanne Janice’s stepmother until 2011, responded to Toyah actress Georgia Taylor’s tweet, in which she praised Danson for her performance.
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“But imagine if she had better writers behind her !!! Entwistle wrote. “It really would have been something !!! “
Danson shut down her former co-star with her response, tweeter: “It’s so disrespectful. They were some of the best scripts I have ever had. Shame on you for writing that! Very disappointed [with] how mean this comment was. ”
Entwistle deleted his original tweet and the latter issued a public apology. “I apologized to @RealJaneDanson this morning,” she wrote. ” Well Named. She is a wonderful actress! My tweet was childish and hurtful. I realize it and I am very sorry for any harm I may have caused. “
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Danson then thanked her for her apologies.
Oliver’s passing will affect Leanne for a long time to come, and we’ll see the first fallout next week.
Coronation Street is broadcast Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings on ITV at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Fridays sometimes featuring a one-hour episode from 7:30 p.m.
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