Hollyoaks star Adam Rickitt lands new soap role twenty years after Coronation Street debut | The Sun

ADAM Rickitt has landed a brand new soap role – twenty years after he appeared on Coronation Street.

The 45-year-old will be starring in long running BBC soap Doctors as he makes his return to the small screen.

An insider said: “Adam was amongst the best soap actors in the country so it was only a matter of time before he landed a new role.

“He’s really excited to get started on Doctors and bosses can’t wait to see how viewers react to him.

“Adam has spent a lot of time working on his bar but is in a position to get back to acting now.”

The '90s heartthrob runs Cheshire micro-bar Dexter & Jones with his Good Morning Britain news reporter wife Katy.

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The hip business sells more than 450 different types of craft beer and 150 varieties of gin, and Adam is very hands on.

Before running the bar, Adam was famed for playing Corrie hunk Nick Tilsley, which he played from 1997 to 1999 and then from 2002 to 2004.

Back then Adam's blonde curtains and ripped six pack afforded him heartthrob status.

He left the soap for the first time in 1999 to start a music career, signing a six-album deal with Polydor although he only released one, Good Times.

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His first single Breathe again went to number five but the album only got to 41 in the charts and Adam was subsequently dropped.

In 2014 he joined the pop group 5th Story on The Big Reunion before taking on the role of Kyle Kelly in Hollyoaks in 2017 until his character's heartbreaking suicide.

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