Corrie viewers were left emotional during Friday's episode when Simon burst through the front door, only to discover his mum Leanne, unconscious on the sofa.

Simon had been hurrying home in order to have a shower and a change of clothes before heading off on a date with Kelly and was startled when he saw Leanne sleeping next to a bottle of sleeping medication.

The clearly distressed teen instantly shouts "mum," from the other side of the room, before calling the emergency services for an ambulance to be sent.

Visibly distressed, he exclaimed: "Yes ambulance please hurry I think my mum's taken an overdose."

However, many were quick to point out a blunder during the filming which made viewers feel a little confused when the teen failed to rush to his mother's side.

Due to social distancing measures put into places by bosses at Coronation Street and ITV, the teen who is played by Alex Bain, 19, was unable to be close to Leanne who is played by Jane Danson, 42.

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Shortly after the emotional scenes were broadcast, viewers flocked to social media to share their thoughts.

One Coronation Street fan penned: "#Corrie It's unfortunate how lame some of these soap scenes are now with Covid restrictions as if Simon wouldn't have run over and shaken Leanne then to check on her."

While a second added: "So how is Simon going to social distance on a date but then he stands at the other end of the room shouting 'mum' when she might be dying? #Corrie."

Another dedicated viewer tweeted: "Simon wouldn't try and shake her to see if she was ok?? #Corrie."

"#Corrie needs to copy Eastenders with how they're filming touching-scenes if you found your mum possibly overdosing you wouldn't just shout at them from 2m away," said a fourth.

In recent weeks, Leanne has been struggling to cope with the grief of her son, Oliver and told those around her that she had gone to France.

But Simon soon realises that his mum had in fact been alone in the flat the entire time before she emotionally admits she took too many sleeping pills and had no intentions of hurting herself.

The upset teen covers for his mum when Nick Tyldesley questions him about the ambulance that had arrived.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

Coronation Street continues on Monday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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