Corrie fans react as first pic of Nick Tilsley back on set emerges

Naturally, viewers have some strong opinions!

The return of Nick Tilsley to Weatherfield has drawn a mixed reaction from Coronation Street viewers – with some fans happy and others wondering why the character is coming back to the cobbles so soon after departing the ITV soap.

“I like him but why is he back so soon after big announcement about leaving,” questioned one viewer, Elaine, on ED‘s Facebook page.

ED! reader Jean added: “Another one that shouldn’t be coming back, his character is boring.”

But Sonia wrote: “Looking forward to his return! Good news and good luck!”

But despite the comments actor Ben Price’s Corrie comeback has received on our EntertainmentDailyFix Facebook page, one thing is for sure – Nick is definitely back on the Street, as shown in a pic shared by the show’s Twitter account.

Read more: Nick Tilsley actor Ben Price spotted with Corrie pals ahead of Weatherfield return

Eagle-eyed fans spotted Ben on set sitting on the sofa in brother David Platt’s house in the social media snap.

The 46-year-old actor certainly seems to have settled back into filming for the ITV soap after enjoying a night out with co-stars ahead of an expected return to TV screens in October.

And it seems like Ben’s character Nick Tilsley will be right back into the thick of the action when he is seen by fans again for the first time in over a year, wading into a possible reunion between his ex Carla Connor and Peter Barlow.

In a recent chat with, actress Alison King said she hoped Nick’s return would have an impact on the dynamic between Peter and Carla.

Can you see actor Ben here? (Credit: Coronation Street Twitter)

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She said: “Nick was the love of her life and he was the calm one, he is the calm grown up, the one that would have been good for her and then there is Peter who couldn’t be more different.

“There is a lot there to be explored.”

However, some ED! readers are hoping Nick might renew his love with former two-time wife Leanne Battersby, rather than Carla.

“Hope him and Leanne get back together,” said Marie.


Jeanette added: “Hope he and Leanne get back together because I really like Carla and Peter together.”

As always with these things, some viewers are pleased Nick will be back, with ED! reader Sylvia commenting: “I like him I think he is great.”

Carla and Nick have plenty of romantic history (Credit: ITV)

But others aren’t as sure, such as Joy, who wrote: “Can’t you bring someone else in instead of the old boring ones back? We need a nice story line for once.”

Ben was last seen on Corrie in June 2017 after Nick survived a near-death quicksand experience – where he was actually saved by love rival Peter.

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Robert Leigh
Freelance writer

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