NICK Tilsley is the eldest of Gail Platt’s children in Coronation Street.
Here’s everything you need to know about him ahead of his return to Weatherfield…
Who is Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street?
Nick Tilsley is the son of Gail Platt and Brian Tilsley.
He is Sarah Platt’s older brother and half-brother to David Platt.
His biological was stabbed to death in 1989 when he tried to defend a girl who was being harassed by a group of men in an alleyway.
When Gail married David’s father Martin Platt, Nick’s surname was briefly Platt but he changed it back to Tilsley in 1995 in order to inherit his grandmother Ivy’s house.
When was Nick Tilsley married to Leanne Battersby?
Nick and Leanne got married when they were just 17 in 1998.
But they split after Leanne got pregnant and Nick convinced her to have an abortion.
He then moved to Canada in 2004 and briefly returned in 2009 when Audrey wanted him to talk Gail out of marrying Joe McIntyre.
In 2010 he returned to Weatherfield for good and ran Underworld with Carla before running The Joinery (now the Bistro) with Leanne.
He had an affair with Leanne while she was engaged to Peter Barlow and then later dumped her on their wedding day when she tried to go back to Peter.
They eventually remarried in 2013 but the relationship broke down after he suffered brain damage from a car crash.
David took revenge on his brother for sleeping with his wife Kylie by deliberately causing a lorry to drive into their van.
In 2017 Nick got back together with Leanne and briefly pretended to be baby Oliver’s father – his real dad is Steve McDonald.
He was also married to Carla Connor for one day before discovering she’d cheated on him with Robert Preston.
What was Nick Tilsley’s quicksand storyline?
Nick walked away from the cobbles in June 2017 following a near-death experience.
On a day out to the seaside he became trapped in quicksand and was humiliated at being rescued by long-term nemesis Peter Barlow.
After this he felt that if the tables were turned he wouldn’t have done the same for Peter.
He left, telling Leanne that she deserved someone better.
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Who plays Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street?
Ben Price, 46, will be reprising the role of Nick.
He was first played by Warren Jackson from 1981-1996.
Then from 1997-2004 he was portryaed by Hollyoaks star Adam Rickett.
Ben has also starred in Footballers’ Wives, The Tudors and Casualty.