Coronation Street star Ben Price has revealed that his character Nick Tilsley sees Leanne Barlow’s proposal as their ‘final chance’ for a long-term future.

Nick asks Leanne (Jane Danson) to marry him in the Bistro after being manipulated by scheming ex Eva Price in episodes shown next week, and after initially failing to give him an answer, Leanne later pops the question to Nick at The Rovers, following her divorce from ex-husband Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne).

“I think Nick just thinks this is his only chance, she is asking him and don’t think too much about it, it might be the final chance he has to win her from Peter,” the actor told Coronation Street’s official website.

“And Peter is not here – he has no idea that problem is just around the corner! That is the other thing about Nick – he takes something when he sees it, he grabs it.”

Peter and Carla Connor (played by Alison King) are set to return to Weatherfield in December.

“The relationship has got better and better. With Peter gone there is no distraction for Leanne which is exactly what Nick wants,” said Ben.

“He wants to form a family unit to become a father to Simon and to have Leanne where he wants her effectively, running the Bistro. He would like to never talk about Peter again.”

He continued: “Leanne for him represents a certain amount of respectability – she is strong, he fancies her, he has always loved her.”