Adam Rickitt was born 29th May, 1978 in Crewe. He played Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street from 1997 to 2004 and Kieran Mitchell in Shortland Street, the latter made in his adopted home of New Zealand. His other acting work includes Judge John Deed, Doctors and a role in the 2012 film Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit?. He also joined the cast of Hollyoaks in 2017 in the role of Kyle Kelly.
In the early 2000s he attempted a pop music career and charted with three top 30 records including the No 5 hit "I Breathe Again" and also tried politics but was not selected as a Conservative candidate despite trying in a number of constituencies. He is now part of the "reunion" boyband 5th Story.