20/03/2017 10:39 GMT | Updated 20/03/2017 10:42 GMT

‘Hollyoaks’ Spoilers: Ex-’Coronation Street’ Star Adam Rickitt Joins The Soap

He'll be playing the ex-boyfriend of one of the village's residents.

Adam Rickitt has joined the cast of ‘Hollyoaks’ as Nancy Osborne’s ex-boyfriend, Kyle.

‘Coronation Street’ fans will remember the actor - whose pop career also resulted in a top five single - for his portrayal of Nick Tilsley back in the late ‘90s and early noughties, and his credits also include New Zealand soap ‘Shortland Street’.

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Adam Rickitt 

‘Hollyoaks’ bosses have teased details about Adam’s character Kyle, stating that he is suffering from MS, and will first bump into his former flame at a support group.

Ahead of his arrival on our screens, Adam has said: “I am really happy to be joining ‘Hollyoaks’. I’ve had a lot of friends work on the show throughout the years and they’ve all told me what an amazing place it is to work so it’s really good to be a part of such a welcoming crowd.

“The key interest for me was in the storylines lined up for Kyle. I think they are amazing, taking the character on a real journey and something I am really enjoying playing a part in. Fingers crossed the audience like the surprises as they keep coming.

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Adam hasn't aged a day, has he? 

We’ll get to see Adam in action in April and while there’s no word yet on exactly how long he’ll be sticking around, he is being billed as a ‘returning guest star’, which hints that there’ll be plenty of scope for him to pop up again in the future.

‘Hollyoaks’ has welcomed a number of new faces in the last 12 months, with stars including Chelsee Healey and Duncan James joining the cast.

The latter even received a National Television Award nomination for his introduction as police officer Ryan Knight.

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