I want you back!
Nick lays his heart on the line to Leanne. Will she agree to them trying again?
Leanne is the love of Nick’s life, but it’s complicated…
They’ve been on and off more times than Steve Mcdonald’s trousers. Are Leanne Battersby and Nick Tilsley now about to reunite once again? Following his sudden return to Weatherfield, Nick apologises to his ex for having walked out on her last year, and then makes it clear that he wants them to try again.
Nick’s declaration comes when things are fraught with his family, who aren’t exactly popping champagne corks when they hear he’s back in town. Nick has spent the last year running a restaurant in Nottingham, but it could’ve been in Outer Mongolia for all they’ve heard of him.
As a result, he knows nothing about Bethany being groomed by Nathan, nor of David’s rape by Josh, and the Platts are bitter that he wasn’t around to support them during their darkest days. Even Gail, who normally worships the ground St Nick walks on, has a few choice words for her oldest son. ‘The reactions to Nick’s return are all bad,’ reveals Ben Price, who plays him. ‘Gail’s is bad, but you know Nick will get round her eventually. With David, it’s not direct anger toward Nick; it’s disappointment. Nick was always there for him, but he wasn’t around this time when David needed him the most.’
It’s not just Nick’s nearest and dearest who react unfavourably. Unsurprisingly, Peter Barlow isn’t hanging out the bunting, while Toyah Battersby has a pop at him for leaving her sister in the lurch.
As Nick heads over to No.8 to try to build bridges, Gail soon thaws, but David sticks to his guns and says he wants nothing to do with his brother. Nick is stunned when Gail then reveals that David went to prison for beating up Gary Windass.
Feeling suitably guilty, Nick vows to get his life back on track, and tells Leanne that he wants to make things up with her. Will she give him another chance?
‘Leanne is the love of Nick’s life, but it’s complicated,’ adds Ben. ‘Nick was really hurt with how things ended up last time he was in Weatherfield regarding baby Ollie and Steve and Peter.’
As Leanne ponders his proposition, Nick is horrified when David then lets slip that he considered suicide. As Nick takes in the shock revelation, will David open up about his ordeal?
Reunion: Nick is back, but David isn’t welcomingGuilty: Nick has a lot of making up todo with Leanne