Only nat­u­ral:

Nick and Carla have plenty in com­mon and have fallen in love so they should be des­tined for a long-term, happy re­la­tion­ship on Coro­na­tion Street. Well, shouldn’t they?

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Why Coro’s Nick and Carla are meant to be to­gether.

Coro­na­tion Street’s Nick Til­s­ley and Carla Con­nor are meant to be to­gether – at least that’s the view of ac­tor Ben Price, who plays Nick. “I just think they’re a nat­u­ral fit,” says Ben. “(They’re) two busi­ness peo­ple, two peo­ple who’ve done quite well, two peo­ple who are a bit lonely and a bit bro­ken.” Ben says he wanted a Nick and Carla re­la­tion­ship to hap­pen “a while back, not that I have any say” but his wish has fi­nally been granted. And it seems that Coro Street fans like the cou­ple too. “Peo­ple I’ve spo­ken to tell me they love it,” laughs Ben. “They like the way the char­ac­ters work to­gether and I’ve heard ‘Narla’ go down very well on Twit­ter.” Ben says Nick’s feel­ings to­wards Carla are to­tally gen­uine. “Nick’s re­ally happy, he re­ally loves her,” says Ben. “He recog­nises she’s sort of a china doll – a bit bro­ken, a bit dam­aged ... “The dif­fer­ence to his re­la­tion­ship with Leanne is that Carla has that edge and he loves Carla’s edge ... He loves her and wants to spend the rest of his life with her.” He ac­knowl­edges that Carla has a drink­ing and gam­bling prob­lem but does not see this as a big is­sue. “Com­pared to what he’s been through with his own fam­ily (the Platts) it’s noth­ing,” laughs Ben. How­ever, although Carla is in love with Nick and wants to be his wife, events in her fam­ily life are wind­ing up out of her con­trol and are send­ing her into a down­ward spi­ral. Con­se­quently, Carla is set to do things that may threaten her fu­ture with Nick. Ali­son King, who plays Carla, says hap­pi­ness never seems to last long for her char­ac­ter. “Carla is prob­a­bly in the best place she has been for a long time,” says Ali­son. “Her busi­ness is do­ing well, she is in love, she knows she was not re­spon­si­ble for the fire and all is go­ing well. So it is only a mat­ter of time be­fore some­thing hap­pens to put an end to all that hap­pi­ness ... “She is en­gaged to the best man in the world and she is ter­ri­fied of los­ing him.”

Nick (Ben Price) and Carla (Ali­son King)

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