Coronation Street ’s Nick Tilsley has been written out of the soap after actor Ben Price quit to spend more time with his family. The soap star, who has played Nick since 2009, will exit in an explosive storyline in early summer.
His departure will be linked to the emotional fallout from the revelation that Steve McDonald is actually the father of his on-off lover Leanne’s baby. Bosses are keeping details of Nick’s exit plot – including whether or not he is killed off – a closely guarded secret.
But as the terrible truth emerges it causes huge rifts which lead to him leaving the cobbles for good. The scenes, which will also show Michelle (Kym Marsh) deciding to divorce Steve over his cheating, are likely to play out during Super Soap Week in early summer.