Coronation Street introduced Nick’s son Sam Blakeman this year, and he became an instant hit with viewers
Back in the autumn, Nick discovered his ex-girlfriend Natasha gave birth to his son nine years ago. And after much debate, he decided to meet the young boy.
In the scenes, Sam immediately seemed to take a shine to his dad, telling him about his passion for astronomy.
Coronation Street: Who plays Nick’s son Sam?
Sam is played by young actor Jude Riordan and there’s a reason why he may look so familiar.
Jude’s first TV appearance was in the popular Channel 4 show The Secret Life Of Five Year Olds back in 2017.
Brassic premiered last year and Jude plays Tyler Croft, who is the the son of Michelle’s character Erin and Joe’s character Vinnie.
Jude has also appeared on Blue Peter and in a TV series called Katy, which was based off a Jacqueline Wilson book.
What happened to Sam since he arrived in Weatherfield?
Where to start? Nick came clean to girlfriend Leanne eventually, after worrying about telling her because son Oliver was terminally ill.
Leanne understandably found it difficult to take in, especially when she lost Oliver.
She pushed Nick away and found herself caught up in another nightmare with adopted son Simon, who’d got caught up in drug dealing.
Leanne ended up dealing to save her son and was forced into hiding when the police persuaded her to turn grass.
Nick left son Sam to stick by Leanne and Simon’s side.
But the gang used this to try and flush Leanne out – by kidnapping poor Sam!
The situation was resolved but his mum Natasha was furious and decided him knowing Nick was too dangerous.
Happily, now things are on a more even keel.
Love for Jude
As well as fans of Corrie quickly growing enamoured with viewers, he’s been rewards with a shortlist nomination for Best Newcomer at this year’s National Television Awards!
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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