Coronation Street's Leanne Barlow is set to take a break from Weatherfield next year after husband Peter confesses he is in love with Carla Connor.
Alcoholic Peter's affair with Carla is set to be revealed during Frank Foster's rape trial at the end of January, and a heartbroken Leanne - played by Jane Danson - flees the street.
Jane had asked for a few months' break from the soap, according to the Daily Star, and so bosses were forced to write Leanne out of the show.
Frank tries to get out of rape charges against Carla by showing her to be a liar. He hires a private detective to spy on her and exposes her affair with Peter - played by Chris Gascoyne - in public.
Peter confesses his love for Carla and Leanne packs her bag and leaves, as stepson Simon tearfully begs her to stay.
Leanne will be back later in the year when Jane returns to work.