SHOCK in Coronation Street as THIS face from the past returns unexpectedly

Coronation Street
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There's a blast from the past heading to Weatherfield...

Coronation Street favourite Nick Tilsley is about to get the shock of his life when he bumps into old flame, Natasha Blakeman at the hospital next week.

The unexpected reunion comes as Nick, Steve and Leanne race Oliver to hospital when he has another of his seizures.

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Leanne and Steve face more heartache when Oliver is rushed back to hospital next week (Picture: ITV)

The family are just getting ready for their holiday to Cornwall when Oliver's seizure alarm goes off.

Fans will know that Leanne and Steve's son has Mitochondrial Disease and the family are trying to make the most of what little time they have got left together.

But while Steve, Leanne and Nick are waiting for answers on Oliver's condition next week, Nick is about to find himself face-to-face with his ex.

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He bumps into Natasha in the hospital corridor while waiting with Steve.

After getting over the shock of seeing her Nick goes on to explain that he's waiting for news on his stepson.

Coronation Street Natasha Bateman

Nick is stunned to come face two face with his ex, Natasha (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Natasha tells Nick that she is at the hospital for a dermatology appointment.

But is she telling the truth?

Long-time Coronation Street fans will remember that Natasha isn't the most trustworthy of characters.

She left Weatherfield 10 years ago after falling pregnant with Nick's baby before having a secret abortion.

Nick Tilsley Coronation Street

Nick is set to get a blast from the past next week (Picture: ITV)

However, when an oblivious Nick asked her to marry him, Natasha was caught trying to steal Fiz's baby scan pictures to pass off as her own.

In the end the truth was revealed and Natasha left the Street in the back of a taxi.

But what could have brought her back?

Coronation Street will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV - see our TV guide for full listings. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.