Corrie star Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, is back in Weatherfield next week after taking time out to have a baby.

While Jane took maternity leave, Leanne was written out of the show – splitting with Peter Barlow and moving to Leeds to run a restaurant.

Meanwhile Jane, already mum to three-year old son Harry, gave birth to a second boy, Sam, in February.

Leanne returns to Coronation Street on Friday 11 September and Jane says she is managing to juggle filming schedules with motherhood.

“It’s great, although I am slightly potty through having no sleep,” she says. “It’s hard leaving my boys Harry and Sam, but I think all working mothers feel guilt.”

Leanne’s first spotted by Peter when he and Simon go to a restaurant in Leeds where, unbeknown to them, she is a waitress. But how will Leanne react when she sees Peter again?

But despite big storylines in the pipeline for Leanne, Jane still gets to spend time with her sons.

“The great thing about this job is that it’s not always full on,” she says. “I do get to spend plenty of time with them. The nice thing is, a few cast and crew members here have had babies recently so they understand what it’s like.”