Coronation Street's first look at Simon Barlow's final scenes

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street has confirmed that Simon Barlow's final scenes will air next week.

The young character is bowing out from Weatherfield after accepting a new job offer, which will see him working on a yacht alongside his father Peter.

Simon recently accepted the opportunity, as he has been feeling directionless in life following Peter's departure and his recent struggles with alcohol.

Early next week, Simon's mum Leanne Battersby finally returns from The Institute's retreat, which involved cutting all contact with her family for over a week. She explains that she stayed an extra night, as her workshop overran.

simon barlow, leanne battersby, nick tilsley, coronation street
leanne battersby, nick tilsley, coronation street

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When Simon informs Leanne that he's leaving to join Peter on the yacht, she complains that nobody consulted her about it first.

Leanne's partner Nick Tilsley clarifies that he asked Institute leader Rowan Cunliffe to pass the message on and he clearly didn't bother.

Refusing to hear a bad word said against Rowan, Leanne flies off the handle and accuses Nick of conspiring with her sister Toyah behind her back. Toyah has repeatedly expressed scepticism over The Institute in recent weeks.

Later, family and friends celebrate Simon with a leaving party at the Bistro.

simon barlow, leanne battersby, carla barlow, coronation street
simon barlow, leanne battersby, coronation street
leanne battersby, simon barlow, coronation street
simon barlow, toyah battersby, leanne battersby, nick tilsley, coronation street

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Once Simon has gone, Leanne chats to someone on her laptop – lamenting that she's alone following her son's departure.

Leanne tells her mystery contact that she wishes she could be with them, but who is she talking to? And will Simon's departure push Leanne even closer towards The Institute?

Alex Bain is bowing out from Coronation Street after 16 years playing Simon. The news was first revealed in December last year and was officially confirmed by Alex in March.

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Monday, June 3.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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