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Coronation Street viewers divided over whether Nick Tilsley should be recast

Ben has played Nick since 2009

Viewers of ITV soap Coronation Street are divided over whether Nick Tilsley should be recast.

Nick is currently played by Ben Price who joined the cast in 2009.

Adam Rickett previously played Nick from 1997 to 2004 and before him, Warren Jackson, played the character from 1981-1996.

Adam Rickett played Nick from 1997 to 2004 (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

Although Ben has been playing Nick for nearly a decade, some viewers want the character to be recast.

In a Digital Spy forum called "Why don't they just re-cast Nick Tilsley" one viewer wrote: "The actor is terrible and clearly not working. It's a key character in the Platt family so deserves someone better in the role.

"I remember the version prior was much more interesting. Every scene he's in now he sucks the life out of the show.

"The actor is the definition of wooden and hasn't improved since his first ever appearance. He was good in Footballers Wives as the Beckham-like star but can't stand him in Corrie."

A few readers came to Ben Price's defence.

Ben took over as Nick in 2009 (Credit: ITV)

There's nothing wrong with Ben Price.

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One wrote: "Ben Price plays Nick brilliantly so no recast needed."

A second put: "There's nothing wrong with Ben Price."

Another added: "I think he's fine, much better than the guy playing Gary."

Nick is part of the Platt family (Credit: ITV)

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However others did agree with the original post.

One put: "I think Ben Price is dreadful."

Another wrote: "He's dreadful. His over the top, overly melodramatic hammy performance makes me cringe."

Another put: "Bring back Adam Rickett, at least he looks the same age and had chemistry with Jane Danson (which Ben Price doesn't in my opinion)."

Another added: "He is awful."

Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

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