Corrie's Bethany delights viewers as she seeks to escape Nathan

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Undated ITV handout photo of Lucy Fallon who plays Bethany Platt
Undated ITV handout photo of Lucy Fallon who plays Bethany Platt
19 June 2017 9:45PM

Coronation Street viewer were nearly crying with relief as schoolgirl Bethany Platt finally tried to escape her exploitative fiance.

The high-profile storyline has seen the troubled teen groomed and then pimped out to older men by twisted Nathan Curtis.

But Bethany (Lucy Fallon) finally twigged as Nathan attempted to sex traffic her to Belgium in gripping scenes in Monday night's instalment of the ITV soap.

She had left with him assuming the pair would be running away together.

But when she discovered Nathan intended to send her off alone to stay with a friend of his, Bethany realised she needed to get back to Weatherfield.

As viewers held their breath, the schoolgirl pretended she needed to use the toilet at a service station.

Instead she approached a family and, fighting back tears, asked them to call the police, saying she needed help.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Yes Bethany!! I nearly cried, so glad she's outed Nathan!"

"I am so glad that Bethany asked for help! I felt like screaming at my TV," said another.

"Yes!!! she has finally seen the light!!! Run Bethany run!!!" exclaimed another fan.

"Wow. Just wow. Tears," said one moved viewer.

However, some viewers were concerned Nathan will not give up that easily.

"So hope Nathan doesn't get her before the police arrive," said one worried fan.

And another fan even tweeted: "That family Bethany told to call the police I have an awful feeling there connected to Nathan...".