Coronation Street's Ben Price reveals Nick's mistake with killer Harvey

Coronation Street killer Harvey (Will Mellor) has caused chaos in the lives of Nick (Ben Price) and Leanne (Jane Danson) for over a year, and things haven’t ended since he went to prison.

With Sam (Jude Riordan) maintaining contact with his mum’s murderer, Nick has agreed to take him into the prison to visit Harvey and get some answers.

However, Harvey isn’t the only thing disrupting Nick’s life, as Debbie has decided to sell her half of the Bistro.

With Leanne and Nick unable to afford to buy it off her, they’re in danger of losing their livelihood. But when the couple take Sam for a second visit to the prison, Harvey offers Nick a surprising lifeline.

‘Harvey drops a piece of paper, knowing somehow that Nick’s having trouble with buying the bistro, and it’s basically bank details so he can borrow the money.’ Ben Price, who plays Nick, explained.

‘I think Nick naively imagines that one, Harvey will never get out of prison and two, he genuinely feels bad about what happened to Sam and is giving him the money.

‘Nick half believes that and the other half just goes look I need this, I need something for Sam, I’ll work it out later. I think he feels like his child needs to be left with some legacy because he wasn’t.’

However, we’ve all seen what Harvey is capable of, and the games he has played over the past year and a half, so is Nick making a big mistake?

‘He just thinks Harvey’s in prison what could go wrong.’ Ben said. ‘He’s definitely a bit naive about how these people think.’

For now, Nick keeps the gift from Harvey a secret, but will he be forced to let Leanne in on it?

‘Nick is Nick he will try and get away with it until it’s too painful and he’ll have to tell her. But he thinks he can easily get away with this, he also thinks he can easily pay it back.

‘It’s not such a huge amount of money, Harvey’s not going to be able to force the situation from prison and Leanne doesn’t need to know.

‘It’s going on a legitimate business, eventually Sam and Simon will benefit from it. So, he justifies it to himself, even though on the outside, in the cold light of day you go yeah, that’s not smart.’

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