Corrie’s Ben: Nick and David ‘will never’ be mates

Coronation Street hunk Ben Price reckons it will never be happy families for the Platts.

The soap star’s character Nick Tilsley has patched up his tempestuous relationship with his half-brother David Platt, played by Jack P Shepherd.

But Ben told ITV1’s Daybreak that despite the hopes of his on-screen mum Gail (Helen Worth), the pair won’t be pals for long.

Ben revealed: “Gail would love that. I think Gail wants this perfect, happy family, but that will never happen. [Nick] and David – there’s always going to be a bit of stress and a bit of tension.”

In scenes screened this week, Nick and David go out to a strip club together, where Nick spots Kylie, David’s wife, working.

“We go into this strip club just to have a little drink and have a bit of a laugh, and I see her and I know that if David sees her, it will devastate him. So I think Nick just wants to protect his brother and keep them together,” he explained.

The actor praised Coronation Street‘s producers for deciding to film the scenes in a real-life strip club.

“That was the best for us as actors,” he added. “The real girls were there, so then when Paula was dancing, you got a real sense that you were in that strip club.”