Adam Rickitt returns to UK screens in kiwi soap Shortland Street

Ex-Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt will make a return to British screens this month with news that New Zealand soap Shortland Street has been picked up and will screen on weeknights.

The Living network has acquired the popular kiwi soap and will broadcast it as double bills on weeknights staring at the point where Adam Rickitt’s character Kieran first appears on the soap.

A statement from Living said: “Viewers can learn what has kept TV fans in New Zealand hooked for 18 years, as some of the most exciting episodes reintroduce the intense and emotional show to British audiences.”

English actor Rickitt , who travelled out to New Zealand after an extended stint on Coronation Street as Nick Tilsley, debuted in 2007 on Shortland Street where his character headed to NZ as a backpacker.

Rickitt has since returned to the UK in order to pursue a career in music which he started prior to his acting.

It will not be the first time Shortland Street has screened in the UK, with ITV running the show up until 2003.

Catch Shortland Street weeknights on Living starting on August 23.

Source: WhatsOnTV


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