Corrie’s Jane Danson brands former co-star Vicky Entwistle ‘disrespectful’

Coronation Street actress Jane Danson has locked horns with Vicky Entwistle in a very public spat over the soap's latest storyline.

Jane, who plays Leanne Battersby on the cobbles, hit out after Vicky, 52, made a dig at the Corrie bosses.

Vicky played Janice Battersby on Corrie until 2011.

The drama kicked off after Georgia Taylor, who plays Jane's stepsister Toyah, innocently tweeted: "My beautiful, brilliant friend @RealJaneDanson You blow me away."

The post was in relation to the emotional Oliver Battersby storyline which has seen Leanne decide to turn off her son's life support after months of fighting to keep the machines turned on.

Seeing the post, Vicky replied: "But imagine if she had better writers behind her!!! That really would have been something!!!"

Not letting the comment slide, Jane chimed in: "That's so disrespectful. They were some of the best scripts I have ever had.

"Shame on you for writing that! Very disappointed how mean that comment was!"

The post was quickly picked up by shocked soap fans who couldn't believe the pair were clashing in public.

But it seems Vicky saw the error of her ways at later made a public apology for her behaviour and comment.

Praising the star, Vicky said: "I have apologised to @RealJaneDanson this morning. Rightly so.

"She is a wonderful actress! My tweet was childish and hurtful.

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"I realise that and am truly sorry for any hurt I may have caused."

Keen to call a truce and put the spat behind them, Jane replied: "Thank you. Xxx"

Viewers have watched as little Oliver battled life-limiting mitochondrial disease over the past few months.

There is currently no cure for the condition.

Aware of the reaction the raw storyline could provoke, Corrie bosses teamed up with The Lily Foundation.

The Lily Foundation sat down with script writers to ensure that the soap's portrayal was as realistic and close to real life stories of families who are also coping with the disease.

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