Corrie’s Jane Danson clashes with ‘disrespectful’ Vicky Entwistle as she reviews soap opera about Oliver Battersby’s story


Former Coronation Street star Vicky Entwistle has apologized for a “childish and hurtful tweet” about Oliver Battersby’s script for the soap opera. Vicky ran into Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, after she criticized the scripts for the soap opera.

Jane, 42, has been widely praised for her heartbreaking scenes on Friday night showing her saying goodbye to her dying son Oliver.

But in a tweet since deleted, Vicky, 52, who played Jane’s stepmom Janice Battersby on the soap opera, didn’t seem impressed with the writing.

Vicky and Jane on screen together in 2006

Georgia Taylor, who plays Jane’s half-sister Toyah, tweeted: “My beautiful and bright friend @RealJaneDanson You blew me away. ”

And Vicky replied, “But imagine if she had better writers behind her !!! It really would have been something !!! ”

Jane, whose character made the devastating decision to accept that Oliver’s life support be turned off after months of fighting, replied, “It’s so disrespectful. They were some of the best scripts I have ever had.

Leanne said a heartbreaking goodbye to Oliver

“Shame on you for writing that!” Very disappointed with the meanness of this comment! ”

Vicky, who played Janice from 1997-2011, later tweeted: “I apologized to @RealJaneDanson this morning. Well Named.

“She’s a wonderful actress! My tweet was childish and hurtful. I realize this and I am very sorry for any harm I may have caused. ”

And Jane said, “Thank you. Xxx “

The soap opera star was supported by a host of fans on social media.

“I think this scenario helped raise awareness and educate people. Awesome game! One tweeted.

“You destroyed it in the park last night, Jane… you should win lots of prizes.” Phenomenal acting, ”said another.

“Wow, anyone could be critical about the writing or the performance that is beyond me. Both were perfect. So moving and so powerful, ”another told him.

Jane said she was “overwhelmed” by the reaction to the heart-wrenching plot.

She tweeted after Friday night’s double bill: “I am honored to have received this story to tell @itvcorrie alongside our wonderful actors and directors @brett_fallis Abe Dukes and our writers Ellen Taylor and Joe Turner. Thank you so much. “

Leanne and Oliver on Coronation Street

Corrie worked with the Lily Foundation on the heartbreaking story of Oliver, who had a life-limiting mitochondrial disease for which there is currently no cure.

The soap shone the spotlight on the disease, which sadly affects hundreds of real families, with the charity supporting families living with mitochondrial disease.

Oliver, the son of Leanne and Steve McDonald, was diagnosed in May after suffering from seizures.

The role of the Lily Foundation has been to ensure that the scripts are realistic and reflect the real stories of families affected by “mito”.

The Lily Foundation was founded in 2007 by Liz Curtis in memory of her daughter Lily, who died of mitochondrial disease at the age of eight months.

Mitochondrial disease is the term given to a group of medical conditions caused by mutations in mitochondria, the tiny organelles found in almost every cell in our body that generate about 90% of the energy we need to live.

Cells cannot function properly without healthy mitochondria, so when they fail the consequences can be serious and far-reaching.

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Mitochondrial diseases affect people in several ways, depending on the cells affected.

This can make the disease difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms often resemble those of other serious illnesses.

A person with mitochondrial disease may suffer from seizures, fatigue, vision and hearing loss, cognitive impairment, breathing problems, or poor growth. All organs and systems in the body can be affected, including the brain, heart, lungs, intestine, liver, and skin.

If you are affected or live with someone with mitochondrial disease, for information about the disease and available support, visit

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