Corrie: Ben Price says that Nick Tilsley wishes love rival Peter Barlow had “stayed away for a very long time!”

by Lynn Connolly

Fans of Corrie will of course know that Nick Tilsley and Leanne Barlow (Jane Danson) are set to tie the knot in a Christmas wedding, but as ever with a soapy wedding, things aren’t set to go smoothly…

And of course, as Nick’s love rival Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) is back on the scene next week – he and Carla (Alison King) will return in the episode that airs on December 10 – there’s really no guarantee that Leanne will even go through with the wedding, as it seems she’s going to realize that she still has feelings for Peter.

However, Nick and Leanne’s wedding is set to take place on Christmas Day, and will of course be the focal point of the festive episode, and ahead of it, Ben Price who of course plays Nick, has been talking to the Radio Times about his character’s feelings towards Peter, and what to expect of the wedding plotline…

He began by saying of Nick and Leanne, “He thought they’d moved on from Peter and Carla, and while them being back is annoying, he didn’t expect Leanne to be as bothered.”

But bothered she is! Ben continued, “I think that has always confused Nick: what does Leanne see in Peter?

“In any other walk of life, Peter would be irrelevant to him, but where Leanne is concerned, he gets to him.

“Nick loves Leanne, but he also doesn’t want Peter to be with Leanne. He couldn’t stand him having her.

“Between them, it’s a bit of ‘I’ve got her, no I’ve got her, no I’ve got her and you can’t have her!’”

And when asked, “So how confident is Nick about Leanne’s feelings for him?” Ben replied, “I don’t think he’s very confident at all…”

Ben went on to say that even though Nick dislikes having Peter around, he doesn’t necessarily realize that Peter’s trying to get back with Leanne. But as we’ll see, he most certainly is.

Of how that will all affect the wedding storyline, Ben said, “I think it will be fun. It’s great to have such a big storyline on Christmas Day. It’s amazing.”

He concluded, “It’s safe to say it’s not going to run smoothly – it’s going to be much more of a rocky road than even a rocky road is!

“It’s not just about Leanne and Nick. There are so many other factors involved.”

We’ll have more news about Nick and Leanne’s wedding soon, but for now, here’s a look at ITV’s Christmas trailer…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.