Ben Price to leave Coronation Street
We have confirmed reports that Ben Price is to leave show later this year after seven years playing Nick Tilsley.
Details of his exit are being kept under wraps for the storyline to unfold on screen for viewers.
Ben Price said:
"Coronation Street has been the most significant part of my career and I have had a fantastic seven years here. The decision to leave is purely personal - I want to be able to spend more time with my family.
"I have been supported by a terrific cast and crew and have had the most glorious storylines and for that I am most grateful."
Coronation Street Executive Producer Kieran Roberts said:
"We fully respect Ben's decision to leave Coronation Street. As Nick he has been at the centre of some of the biggest plots of the last 7 years.
"He is valued member of cast who will be greatly missed but we still have many months of great storylines with him leading to his dramatic exit later this year."