Coronation Street’s Ben Price reveals blackmail drama for Carla and Nick


Coronation Street star Ben Price has revealed that Carla Connor will try to blackmail Nick Tilsley when she discovers the truth about the mysterious Elsa.

Last night’s episodes saw Carla (Alison King) confront Nick over his secrecy after discovering that he’s a joint partner in a restaurant business in Nottingham.

Desperate to cover his tracks, Nick told Carla that he only got involved to help out a friend with a tax dodge. Sadly, his lies won’t keep Carla off the scent for long, as Elsa will finally arrive on the cobbles in Friday night’s episodes (November 9).

Former Casualty star Kelly Harrison has been cast in the role of Elsa, who’s expected to be revealed as Nick’s secret wife.

When Carla finds out that Nick hasn’t been entirely honest with her – and especially not with his love interest Leanne Battersby – she realises she can use this situation to her own advantage.

Ben, who returned to the role of Nick last month, explained: “It’s not good for Nick when Elsa turns up. He doesn’t want an associate from his other life sniffing round this one. He worries everything is going to be blown apart. When the two lives collide, it’s not going to be good, is it?

“Nick reinvented himself when he went to Nottingham and now this person is going to realise who the real Nick is. And on the flip side, he has not been totally truthful in Weatherfield about his life in Nottingham. Because of the factory, Carla has a vested interest in trying get to the truth.


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