Coronation Street’s Johnny Connor left for dead after making huge sacrifice?

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Johnny (played by Richard Hawley) and Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) split up recently, but they parted as friends, with the former urging his lover to move on with her life. But there is tragedy in store for the Coronation Street pair as the ITV soap prepares for a huge and devastating story in the coming weeks. Official spoilers have confirmed Jenny and Johnny will find themselves caught up in the chaos when a large sinkhole opens up in Weatherfield and Jenny finds herself trapped. It seems Johnny may be the one who doesn’t get out alive though as he puts himself in danger to save her.

In upcoming scenes, Johnny will be hurt to realise Jenny is dating toyboy Leo (Joe Frost).

Feeling like he has nothing left in Weatherfield, he decides it’s time to leave the cobbles.

Speaking to press including Express.co.uk, Jenny star Sally talked about her character’s surprise of Leo being interested in her: “She was absolutely convinced [Leo was after Daisy].

“I think it was the last thing on their mind that this young man – young is the key word in all of this – is interested in her.

“And so when she finds out that know that she is the object of his desire, she doesn’t quite know what to do with that.”

The actress added: “It’s always been older men in Jenny’s life which I’ve always kind of reconciled with her having an absent father in her early years.

“So it was the last thing on her on her radar, and also I think because she’s been burned with the situation with Ronnie [Bailey, Vinta Morgan].

“She wasn’t looking for a relationship, and ultimately she loves Johnny.

“And he’s been the one who’s saying go out there and live your life and move on and I think if life hadn’t got in the way and caused all these obstacles, that Jenny and Johnny would still be together.

“But I think they just kind of felt that they’re a bit toxic together and although they love each other they can’t actually live together and make each other happy.”

Speaking about Jenny’s guilt after Johnny sees her with Leo, Sally explained: “She is most definitely [worried about Johnny leaving due to Leo].

“Because where she thought they were at was that they were friends, they could tell each other everything.

“He was the one initially that told her to go for it with Ronnie.

“She thinks that he’s fine with her moving on with her life. And they’re great friends and they will always be in each other’s life.

“So when she finds out that he wants to move away she’s devastated, not only for her but because she thought that they were on this page, and maybe they’re not on that page.”

Next week, Johnny tells Carla he is going to Bali to be with his daughter Kate Connor (Faye Brookes).

Carla Connor (Alison King) breaks the news to Jenny that Johnny is leaving Weatherfield.

Jenny’s stunned and, in the beer tent, Jenny tells Johnny she hopes he isn’t leaving because of her.

As panic ensues, Shona Platt (Julia Goulding) watches in horror as Jenny searches for Johnny only to be swallowed up by the ground.

Ignoring Shona’s words of warning, Johnny edges himself into the sinkhole, determined to rescue Jenny.

In the sewer, Johnny hears Jenny’s cries for help and battles his way through the water towards her.

As the water continues to rise, Johnny assures Jenny that they are bound to be rescued by someone soon.

When no help comes, Johnny and Jenny scream to try to get someone’s attention as they cling to the ladder.

On the street, David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) and Shona help Leo prise open the manhole cover outside the factory.

To David’s horror, Shona takes matters into her own hands and grabbing a rope, disappears down the manhole in search of Johnny and Jenny.

Could Johnny end up dying for his wife? Many residents are going to be left in danger, but with Johnny and Jenny exposed to the elements of the sinkhole for the longest, they may have less of a chance of survival.

With chaos breaking out all over the cobbles, the two may not get help from officials for a long time.

With Johnny determined to rescue Jenny, he might stop at nothing to make sure she gets out okay, even if it means disregarding his own life.

Will the former husband and wife be forced to say goodbye? Or could Shona assist them in staying alive them until help comes?

Coronation Street continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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