Coronation Street: Nick Tilsley slammed by viewers as he abandons son Sam

Nick left Weatherfield with Leanne and Simon

Coronation Street character Nick Tilsley has been slammed by viewers as he abandoned his son Sam to leave Weatherfield with girlfriend Leanne.

Last week, drug dealer Harvey was arrested by police. However he discovered that Leanne was the one who reported him to police and vowed to get revenge.

In last night’s scenes (Monday, April 12) Leanne decided to flee Weatherfield in order to protect her son Simon from Harvey.

Nick told Leanne they could sort things out, but she insisted it was too late.

Harvey was arrested but said he would come after Leanne (Credit: ITV)

Later, Nick told his sister Sarah and brother David about Leanne’s involvement with drugs and how she and Simon planned to leave.

He realised he needed to choose between leaving with her, or staying with his son Sam, who he found out about last year.

But Nick soon made his decision and ran after Leanne telling her he would be joining her.

Later, he told Sam and Natasha that he was leaving and didn’t know when he’d be back.

Sam waved goodbye to his dad (Credit: ITV)

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Nick explained to Sam that he may be out of contact for a little while, but he would always be thinking of him.

Although Sam was understanding, it was clear he was gutted his dad was going. Later as Nick said goodbye, Sam waved him off from the window at Gail’s house.

Coronation Street viewers slam Nick for leaving Sam

But fans weren’t so understanding and furiously slammed Nick for leaving his son behind to go with Leanne.

When will Nick, Leanne and Simon be back?

It has not yet been revealed when Nick, Leanne and Simon will be back. But whilst they’re away it looks like Natasha and Gail grow closer.

Nick choosing Leanne over Sam disgusts me to be honest.

In next week’s scenes Gail is upset that her son left without saying goodbye to her.

However she is thrilled when Natasha asks her to have Sam for a few hours.

Natasha and Gail grow closer

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Over a glass of wine, Gail assures Natasha that she’s family now, no matter what happens between her and Nick.

Could this be the start of a new friendship?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV.

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