Danny's mistaken engagement
09:30 02 May 2006
'Coronation Street' businessman Danny Baldwin is to get engaged to girlfriend Leanne Battersby - by mistake.
The factory boss, played by actor Bradley Walsh, gets himself betrothed to his young lover, actress Jane Danson, after she overhears him gushing about his love for her to son Jamie - who Leanne was dating when she began an affair with Danny.
Danny is trying to reconcile with his son and in a bid to make peace with him tells Jamie, actor Rupert Hill, that his feelings for Leanne are the real thing and that he plans to marry her.
He says: "Actually son, it is true love and we are going to get married."
The pretty brunette hears every word her man has said and immediately asks him in the Rovers: "Do you mean it? Are we going to get married?"
Unable to worm his way out of his situation, Danny announces to the entire pub the pair's engagement.
However, the character quickly begins to regret what he has said.
A show source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "He was just trying to win back Jamie and the words kept on flowing out. Danny realises it's going to be very hard to wriggle out of this one now, but he knows he's got to try."
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