Nick was last seen on the cobbles in June 2017

Nick Tilsley will be back in Coronation Street in October, it’s been reported, with producers apparently working on a “bombshell” plot.

Ben Price was last seen as Nick in June last year when he got in his car and drove off shortly after nearly dying when he got stuck in quick sand.

Nick Tilsley, Ben Price, Coronation Street

Just before his exit, he told mum Gail: “I don’t like the person I’ve become, I wanted so much to be a dad but not like this. The problem’s up here, with me. So what do I do? Do I stick around here, get bitter until I can’t see the good in anything? No. I need a reboot mum.”

Now, The Sun are reporting that Nick is back filming on the cobbles and will be seen again on screen in the autumn.

As to his plotlines, a source told the paper: “Exactly how Nick will be brought back into the fray is still to be decided.

“But the Platts, and in particular Nick, are a massive part of the Corrie family and always at the heart of some of the show’s biggest storylines.

“Producers are currently coming up with a bombshell way for him to come back to Weatherfield.”

Ben has played Nick since 2009. The character was previously played by Adam Rickitt and Warren Jackson.

Coronation Street continues on ITV.