Saturday 18 November 2017

'That baby was born ready for its first day at school' - Corrie fans slam 'unrealistic' birth scenes

Leanne goes into labour
Leanne goes into labour
Leanne has a clean and quick labour
Leanne gave birth to a very unrealistic looking newborn, even by soap standards
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Coronation Street fans have slammed "unrealistic" scenes from Leanne Battersby's labour

Viewers tuned in on Monday night to see Leanne Batersby unexpectedly go into labour while trapped in a lift with her sister Toyah.

Leanne has a clean and quick labour
Leanne has a clean and quick labour

It was supposed to be emotional viewing as it showed Leanne give birth to Steve McDonald's secret love child, just moments after he scattered the ashes of the baby he lost with wife Michelle.

With the help of her sister and nurses outside the broken life doors, Leanne gave birth to her son Oliver in one of the quickest and cleanest births in TV history.

Leanne gave birth to a very unrealistic looking newborn, even by soap standards
Leanne gave birth to a very unrealistic looking newborn, even by soap standards

Instead of weeping along with the character, fans of the show jumped on Twitter to slam the show's "farcical" and "unrealistic" birth scene. There was no umbilical cord and baby Oliver looked more like a toddler than a newborn.

"Waters break and with one push out comes a toddler! Wow, what an unrealistic birth," tweeted one.

"That baby was born ready for its first day at school," said another.

While one Twitter user added: "F**kin' hell, Leanne has just given birth to a three month old, two foot long baby."

Another commented on the lightning speed of the birth: 'Leanne gave birth to a 3 month old baby like she was shelling a pea."

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