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Adam Rickitt

Adam Rickitt Mostly Credited As: Adam Rickitt
Sometimes Credited As: 5th Story
Fifth Story

Birth Name: Adam Peter Rickitt
Date Of Birth: May 29, 1978 (Age 35)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Cheshire, England
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)


Adam Rickitt is a British actor, musician, model, politician and charity fundraiser. He was born youngest of four brothers on the 29th May 1978 in Crewe, Cheshire, England. He had a brief career as a child model. He suffered with bulimia throughout his teenage years and has spoken out about how he feels male sufferers are often forgotten about.

In 1997, Adam's girlfriend at the time was showing his pictures to various showbusiness agents. He was about to be put into an upcoming boyband, when he auditioned for the part of Nick Tilsey in Coronation Street and successfully won the part (The character had previously been portrayed until then by Warren Jackson 1981-1996 and since then has been recast by Ben Price 2009-present). While playing the role he became famous for his six pack.

Two years on and in 1999, Adam left 'Coronation Street' for the first time to kick start his music career and signed a six album deal with Polydor. He released his first album 'Good Times' in that year and had chart success with single 'I Breathe Again' entering the chart at #5 and been certified platinum. However follow up singles failed to chart as well and he was quickly dropped by his record label after his album didn't even enter the top 40, charting at #41.

After appearing in a episode of daytime soap 'Doctors', Adam made a brief return to 'Coronation Street' in 2002 before returning full time in 2003. He was involved in his most controversial storyline at this point becoming part of the soap operas first gay kiss. When a new producer came to the show in 2004 he was part of a cast cull, which saw him and several other cast members sacked.

In 2005, Adam stood as a prospective parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party, he was ridiculed heavily by the press at this attempt at reinventing himself and stood down from his political career by 2007.

He appeared as a contestant in Channel 4's reality TV show 'The Games' in 2006 and Channel 5's 'Alive: Back to the Andes'. He also appeared in stage productions of 'Rent' 'Office Games' 'Final Judgement' and 'Telstar' as well as the 2006 Norwich panto 'Cinderella'.

He then moved to New Zealand in 2007 were he appeared in soap opera 'Shortland Street' in the role of Kieran Mitchell until 2010, when he was written out of the soap. His final episode playing the character aired in August 2010.

In 2010 upon returning to the UK, Adam made an appearance at London's G-A-Y club and announced he was making a musical comeback, however his new single failed to chart and after making a brief appearance as a guest political reporter on ITV's 'Daybreak' he has made sporadic appearances on various TV shows including guest presenting 'OK! TV' in 2011. Although his main job now is managing campaigns for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

In 2014, Adam joined Kenzie from Blazin' Squad, Kavanna, Dane Bowers and Gareth Gates as part of a supergroup called '5th Story' as part of itv2's 'The Big Reunion' series.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Alive: Back to the Andes (2006)As: Himself
The Games (UK) (2003)As: Himself (Series 4)
Shortland Street (1992)As: Kieran Mitchell (2007-2010)
Coronation Street (1960)As: Nick Tilsley (1997-1999, 2002, 2003-2004)
Episode Cast Credits 

Celebrity Juice (2008) 
  The Big Reunion Special 11x03: (Mar/27/2014) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Ryan Thomas, Sara Cox, Preston 04x09: (Nov/04/2010) As Himself (Closerer Magazine guest), [Co-Guest Stars]

This Morning (1988) 
  March 25, 2014 26x139: (Mar/25/2014) As Himself 
  February 3, 2014 26x103: (Feb/03/2014) As Himself 
  November 9, 2011 24x48: (Nov/09/2011) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 137 04x137: (Mar/17/2014) As Himself 

The Wright Stuff (2000) 
  February 25, 2014 15x37: (Feb/25/2014) As Himself 

The Big British Immigration Row: Live (2014) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Feb/17/2014) As Himself 

The Corrie Years (2011) 
  After The Street 02x06: (Oct/11/2012) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 202 01x202: (Dec/07/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Series 1, Show 201 01x201: (Dec/06/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Series 1, Show 200 01x200: (Dec/05/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

LIVE with Gabby (2011) 
  October 13, 2011 01x73: (Oct/13/2011) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 239 01x239: (Sep/01/2010) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 14, Show 234 14x234: (Aug/03/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 4, Show 9 04x09: (May/08/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Andrew Marr Show (2005) 
  11 June, 2006 01x36: (Jun/11/2006) As Himself 

Question Time (1979) 
  February 2, 2006 26x04: (Feb/02/2006) As Himself, [Featuring]

Coronation Street Family Album (2000) 
  The Battersbys 02x07: (Dec/23/2005) As Himself 
  The Kids from Coronation Street 02x05: (Nov/30/2004) As Himself 
  A Nightmare on Coronation Street 02x04: (Oct/29/2004) As Himself 
  The Platts 02x02: (Sep/15/2004) As Himself 

Judge John Deed (2001) 
  Popular Appeal 04x06: (Feb/17/2005) As Roy Storridge 

GMTV Today (2000) 
  15/7/04 05x01: (Jul/15/2004) As Himself 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 3, Show 200 03x200: (Jul/08/2004) As Himself 

Coronation Street Secrets (2003) 
  In-Laws & Outlaws 02x02: (Mar/03/2004) As Himself 
  Hunks 02x01: (Feb/25/2004) As Himself 

T4 (1998) 
  30/11/2003 06x??: (Nov/30/2003) As Himself 

Liquid News (2000) 
  Christoper Price Tribute (Apr/23/2002) Voiced  Himself 
  21/8/2001 02x??: (Aug/21/2001) As Himself 

Doctors (2000) 
  Sun God 02x26: (Apr/09/2001) As James Neville 

Live Talk (2000) 
  Series 2, Show 16 02x16: (Apr/09/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]

It's Only TV But I Like It (1999) 
  Adam Rickitt, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, Ulrika Jonsson, Leslie Phillips 02x01: (Feb/24/2000) As Himself 

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  Gilbert & George, Adam Rickitt 03x05: (Dec/17/1999) As Himself 

The TV Hit Awards (1999) 
  1999 01x01: (Jul/07/1999) As Himself 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  25th June 1999 36x25: (Jun/25/1999) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Live and Kicking (1993) 
  Series 6, Show 31 06x31: (Apr/17/1999) As Himself 

The National Lottery Big Ticket (1998) 
  Series 1, Show 2 01x02: (Apr/04/1998) As Himself 
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Trivia

Adam was nominated for 3 awards during his time on 'Coronation Street'. In 1997 he was nominated for the National Television Award for 'Most Popular Newcomer' he was also nominated for the 1998 award in the same category. In 1999 he was nominated for the 'Sexiest Male' British Soap Award.

He appeared in the Dutch short film 'Emergency Exit' in 2001 as himself. He also appeared in the English film 'Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit?' as Clive in 2012.

In 2007 whilst in New Zealand, Adam was arrested for stealing a bottle of HP Sauce, a block of cheese and a jar of coffee from a supermarket. At the time he said it was an honest mistake and then admitted at a later date he was drunk at the time.

Adam Rickitt Quotes
Adam Rickitt: (On his style) I'm dead scruffy. I hate wearing make-up at work.

Adam Rickitt: (On his music career) The only reason I would ever quit was if I found my soul mate and she had to move abroad which meant I couldn't do the music. I would hate to give it up but if you get the chance to fall in love it's the greatest gift there is and you shouldn't pass it up.

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