Was it just us thinking that there was something very final about Nick’s “I love you” to Leanne in tonight’s Coronation Street?
Having survived his encounter with treacherous quicksand on a trip to the seaside, Nick appears to have had the sudden realisation that even chain-smoking alcoholic Peter is a better man than he, even voicing concerns that Leanne deserved better than what he had to offer.
Leanne, though, seemed determined to marry Nick, suggesting that they have a quickie ceremony the following day. But once she’d left the room, Nick was seen rifling through a drawer to find his passport – a sure sign that he intends to do a flit without her knowing.
A sneak preview of Friday’s episode appeared to show Nick saying his goodbyes to mum Gail. And with Corrie fans already aware that Ben Price is leaving the soap after seven years playing the role of Nick, it seems that those exit scenes are fast approaching.
Speaking recently about his decision to leave Coronation Street, Price said: “The decision to go is based on wanting to spend more time with my family. I live a couple of hundred miles away from Manchester and I was away most weeks and have been for many years now, so it was time.
“Of course, I agonised over it as I’ve had the best time of my career here. I’ve had the best storylines and worked with the best family, so it was tough to decide to leave all that behind.”
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