Coronation Street’s Ben Price has revealed he was recently attacked by a goose while on a run in Manchester.
The actor, 48, – who has played Nick Tilsley on the ITV soap since 2009 – shared how he was left ‘in a bit of a panic’ after the incident.
Ben said he encountered the large bird that had several chicks when he was playing sports and then ‘flew up to him’ and ‘hit the wall’.
Terrified: Coronation Street’s Ben Price has revealed he was recently attacked by a goose on a flight in Manchester
Speak on the Sofa Cinema Club podcast he said, “There I am running through Trafford and there is a goose with its chicks on the towpath.
So I turn around and I’m right in front of the run and it says, ‘Hiss. The complete hiss. And it is big. One of those big bastards. ‘
So it flew towards me, pushing me against the wall with full force. And I’m like ‘Arghh!’
“I thought, I’m not going anywhere near your babies, your chicks, I’m just running through.”
Scary: The 48-year-old actor – who has played Nick Tilsley on the ITV soap since 2009 – shared how he was left ‘in a bit of a panic’ after the incident (file image)
‘I’ll tell you something, I ran. And I panicked a bit. But of course there are 10 more.
‘So I can’t go back, I’m moving forward and every time I pass one I talk to them and say,’ No dramas, nothing here. I’m just going to run. Please.’
‘You don’t want to upset them. You don’t want to stress them out. ‘
Oh dear: Ben said he came across the big bird with several chicks when he was playing sports and he ‘flew up to him’ and ‘pushed him against the wall’
Colson Smith, 22, who plays Craig Tinker on the show, joined him on the podcast, adding, ‘I’ve also met and they’re getting more and more aggressive.
“There are about 10 geese along this stretch of the canal.
‘I run to a certain heart rate and when I see one, my heart rate shoots up for fear that it will attack me.
‘They are nasty beasts. They are awful. ‘
It comes after Colson revealed earlier this week that at the age of 11, he was slapped over his “ looks ” when discussing his recent weight loss on Monday this morning.
The actor will release the documentary Bored Of Being The Fat Kid on his YouTube channel.
Colson has losing an impressive amount of weight and becoming a fitness buff after ‘self-harming’ with food, saying he was tired of always being ‘the fat kid’.
Speaking of the trolling he received before firing, the actor revealed that he first got nasty comments when he was only 11 years old and that he also had a ‘tough’ time at school for being the ‘odd man out in the world. bites’ was. .
Problem: Colson Smith, 22, who plays Craig Tinker on the show, joined him on the podcast adding, ‘I met too and they are getting more and more aggressive’
Colson said, ‘When I was 11 years old, after my first episode, I was pretty excited.
‘The first thing you do is look on Twitter to see what people are saying about you and your acting and they weren’t talking about my acting, they were talking about what I look like.
‘From an early age I had a hard time at school because I was always the odd one out. From the age of 11, which was out in the open, it also came from there. ‘
Speaking of trolls, Colson added, “ People say things about you that they think you won’t necessarily see.
Pals: Ben (left) was talking about the geese attack on his podcast he’s doing with co-stars Jack P Shepherd (right) and Colson Smith
As an actor and someone who wants to perform, the bottom line is that the acting in your work is free and everything else goes with it. In a way, it is an essential part of the job. It shouldn’t be, but it is. ‘
Colson revealed that he decided to lose weight in late 2019 after reviewing his relationship with food and asking Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod if his weight loss could be worked into a storyline for his character Craig Tinker.
The actor admitted that lockdown could have been a ‘perfect excuse’ for him to put on weight, but instead forced him to ‘stop and refocus’.
Colson said, “I spoke to our boss Ian and talked about what’s next for Craig. I said I’d be ready to lose weight if we can fit it into a story and they came back and said we would.
‘I sat down at the end of 2019 and said,’ I’m going to make sure I can do this. ‘ I had always felt like my role was to be the fat boy and I was 22, I’ve had the same job since I was 11 and I thought, “It’s time for a change.”
‘In March the world changed and it was lockdown and that could have been the perfect excuse, but for me it was the perfect opportunity to stop and refocus. During that time in lockdown I learned a lot about myself. ‘
Colson said he has realized how much “ self-esteem ” he has for himself after documenting his weight loss for his YouTube documentary, adding that he has gained confidence.
Transformed: It comes after Colson revealed earlier this week that he was slapped over his ‘looks’ at age 11 when discussing his recent weight loss on Monday this morning (photo, left, in 2018, and, right, on Monday)