Can Nick Tilsley survive his quicksand encounter? Ben Price revealed he would be leaving the soap back in January, so is this his final episode?
Coronation Street stalwart Nick Tilsley will be seen fighting for his life in Wednesday night’s episode of the hit soap.
A teaser clip released by ITV shows the long-running character desperately struggling after getting stuck in quicksand at the beach as water rises up to his neck.
He’s portrayed by Ben Price, who revealed he was leaving the cobbles in January in order to spend more time with his family.
Nick first appeared in the ITV show in 1981 and endured a furious argument at the beach in Tuesday night’s episode with fiancee Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson).
The cafe owner was seen on the deserted beach screaming for help moments after the row.
Father-of-two Ben, 45, has appeared as Nick since 2009 and was commuting from London to Manchester for the role.
He told the Daily Mirror in January: “Coronation Street has been the most significant part of my career and I have had a fantastic seven years here.
“The decision to leave is purely personal, I want to be able to spend more time with my family.”
The trailer also teases the ongoing grooming storyline with Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) being dragged away from party by her boyfriend Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper).
Fan are still reeling from the return of Denise Osbourne (Denise Black), who appeared on the doorstep in a shock comeback in Tuesday night’s episode.
The Twitter reactions to the trailer were mixed. One user said: “I really hope Daniel doesn’t do anything bad. I really like Daniel and @Rob_Mallard is one of the best actors I’ve seen. Well done.”
Another fan of the show added: “A terrible way for him to be written out of
@itvcorrie couldn’t he leave in a taxi like everyone else?”
Others Twitter users commented on the change in location for the filming.
The Corrie Twitter account confirmed that the quick sand scenes were filmed in Arnside near Grange-over-Sands. Twitter users quickly added their opinions on this.
One user said: “Funny to see two different beaches used. St Annes for group shots and Morecambe Bay for quick sand stuff. Mountains are the giveaway!”
Another joked: “So when Nick sauntered off in a strop from St. Annes he wandered forty miles to Morecambe?”
Coronation Street screens on ITV at 9pm tonight