25 June 2020 18:34
Coronation Street newcomer Kimberly Hart-Simpson, who plays Nicky Wheatley, has revealed she is bisexual as she supports the LGBTQ community. Corrie viewers were recently introduced to sex worker Nicky after she met Daniel Osbourne at an event. Today (Thursday, June 25) Kimberly appeared on Good Morning Britain with Lorraine Kelly to talk about her character. During the interview, the actress talked about a dress she designed for her best friend and former Hollyoaks star Jessica Ellis. Jessica Ellis wore Kimberly's design on the red carpet (Credit: ITV) Kimberly explained that it was a really important moment for her as she is also a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
She said: "It was during pride month as well, so it was really important that we were represnting the LGBTQ community and I'm part of that as well. Kimberly revealed she is bisexual (Credit: ITV) Kimberly has recently revealed she has been auditioning for Coronation Street for over 10 years. After graduating, Kimberly began auditioning for the ITV soap in order to fulfil her dad's dying wish for her to be on the show. Kimberly is playing Nicky in Corrie (Credit: ITV) Nicky met Daniel in last week's scenes (Credit: ITV) Kimberly Hart-Simpson has thrown her support behind the LGBTQ community as she came out as bisexual during a chat with Lorraine Kelly. The Coronation Street actress, 33, opened up about her sexuality live on Good Morning Britain.
The actress has revealed viewers will eventually learn a lot more about the new girl - and she's hiding something. It's been revealed that Nicky has a secret past, and a history that is going to be delved into in the coming weeks and months. Coronation Street newcomer Kimberly Hart-Simpson confirmed she is bisexual while throwing her support behind the LGBTQ+ community. Kimberly, who recently made her debut on the ITV soap as sex worker Nicky, opened up about her sexuality during an appearance on Good Morning Britain. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on Thursday morning, Kimberly revealed she had designed a dress – inspired by Pride Month – for her best friend and former Hollyoaks star Jessica Ellis.
Coronation Street continues Friday 26 June at 7.30pm on ITV. Coronation Street actress Kimberly Hart-Simpson has opened up about what it meant for her to be able to represent the LGBTQ+ community. Kimberly, who has just joined the iconic soap as newcomer Nicky, appeared on today's episode of Good Morning Britain and opened up about her love of creating clothing. In fact, she designed a stunning pride-inspired outfit for Hollyoaks actress Jessica Ellis for a red carpet event. Speaking about the rainbow gown, Nicky explained that, being bisexual herself, it means a lot to her to be able to represent the LGBTQ+ community and wave that rainbow flag in the industry. She told host Lorraine "It was during Pride month so it was really important that we were representing the LGBTQ community. Kimberly Hart-Simpson spoke about what it meant to her to represent the LGBTQ+ community (via ITV) Jessica Ellis wore the gown in question to the 2018 British Soap Awards, one of the biggest TV events in the UK each year. Jessica Ellis wearing Kimberly's rainbow gown at the British Soap Awards. Kimberly also opened up about her new role in Coronation Street. She plays Nicky, a sex worker who comes on the scene and connects with Daniel, who continues to struggle after loss of his wife, Sinead. Speaking about the exciting new role, Kimberly explained she actually auditioned for the show 10 years ago. She also sang the praises of her co-star Rob Mallard, who plays Daniel, explaining "Most of my scenes are with him at the minute. Watch live on @itvhub: #Corrie | @ITV | @WeAreSTV pic.twitter.com/Rmn5ZFvbvh — Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) June 24, 2020 Coronation Street's Kimberly Hart-Simpson has opened up during an interview on Good Morning Britain, revealing her support of the LGBTQ+ community while declaring her bisexuality. Speaking with host Lorraine Kelly, the actor - who recently joined the cast as sex worker Nicky Wheatley - explained she'd designed a dress inspired by Pride Month for her best friend (and former Hollyoaks star) Jessica Ellis to wear on the red carpet. Hart-Simpson said: "It was during Pride Month, so it was really important, we were representing the LGBTQ community and I'm part of that as well. Rob Mallard and Kimberly Hart-Simpson in Coronation Street. She also joked about the faith her friend had put in her to let her design the dress, saying: "This was the discovery of when I was starting to learn to sew, so she put a lot of trust in me to do that!" Hart-Simpson only made her first appearance on the show earlier this month, but revealed in the interview that there's a big reason her character is there and that she hopes to be around on the show for a long time. Nicky, she revealed, has a secret past and that viewers will learn as the show progresses that she's hiding something - all of which looks set to revealed in due course. Quite what lies in store for her - or for Daniel - is anybody's guess, but it looks like the show is going to take a proper dive into Nicky's story and the events that led her to this present moment in time.