Adam Peter Rickitt (born 29 May 1978) is an English actor, singer and model and charity fundraiser. He is most well known for playing Nick Tilsley in the soap opera Coronation Street from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2004. He is now part of the pop supergroup 5th Story, set up for The Big Reunion.
Rickitt was born in Crewe, the youngest of four brothers. His father is co-owner of an estate agency. Rickitt was educated at Sedbergh School, a boarding school in Cumbria.
Rickitt has spoken publicly about suffering from bulimia in his teenage years and about how male sufferers have largely been neglected.
Prior to his acting career, Rickitt had briefly been a child model. He subsequently modelled for numerous UK magazines such as Attitude and Cosmopolitan.
Rickitt is most famous for his role on popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street, where he took over the role of Nick Tilsley in 1997. His girlfriend sent his pictures to various showbusiness agents, one of whom was Nigel Martin-Smith. At first Martin-Smith had the idea of putting him in a boy band he was forming, but when he found out that Coronation Street were re-casting the part of Nick, Rickitt auditioned for the part and got the job. The part had been played by actor Warren Jackson until 1996 when the character moved to Canada...
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