Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Adam Rickitt Interview…..
Adam Rickitt shot to fame on Coronation Street as Nick Tilsley.
The ladies loved him…and a few guys!
He returned in 2014 for ITV2’s ‘The Big Reunion’.
Here’s one of his first (and Alex’s first) interviews back around 1999 when Adam was a pop star….
Alex met him in the glamorous surroundings of HMV Nottingham…..
Rickitt left Coronation Street in 1999 to start a music career. He signed a six-album deal with Polydor, although he only released one album – Good Times – in 1999. Rickitt’s first single, “I Breathe Again”, reached number five in the UK and was certified Silver by the BPI, but follow up singles “Everything My Heart Desires” (also recorded by Mandy Moore), and “Best Thing” were less successful, reaching no.15 and no.25 respectively. The album was also a commercial failure, peaking at no.41 and dropping out of the chart after only one week.
Rickitt was then dropped by his record label, and he abandoned his career in pop music. In 1999, at a performance at The Prince’s Trust Party in the Park, a member of the audience sprayed gas onto the stage when Rickitt was performing. Rickitt fainted after inhaling the substance and was taken to hospital.
In 2010, Rickitt made an appearance at London’s G-A-Y club and announced that he was working on a new album. The first single from it, “Tonight”, failed to chart and the album was never released.
In 2014, he became part of the supergroup 5th Story, who are taking part in the second series of The Big Reunion along with Kenzie from Blazin’ Squad, Dane Bowers from Another Level, Kavana and Gareth Gates.
Recorded 1999 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.