Coronation Street star Ben Price says his days of stripping off on screen are behind him.

The 38-year-old plays businessman Nick Tilsley in the soap, but used to bare his body frequently as Conrad Gates in Footballers’ Wives.

He told Reveal magazine: “There are times when I suddenly seem to answer the door with no top on. But my days of taking my clothes off are over.”

He went on: “I took my clothes off a lot in Footballers’ Wives! But now I’ll leave the stripping to Ryan Thomas [who plays Jason Grimshaw], who’s very good.”

Ben took over the role of Nick from Adam Rickitt, who was famed for his killer abs.

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