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Katie Fitzpatrick

ITV Corrie star looks incredible as she 'couples-up' with Pixie Lott and jokes about being on Love Island

Coronation Street star Kimberly Hart-Simpson wowed as she posed in a swimsuit while jokingly imagining she was on Love Island. Kimberly, who plays Nicky Wheatley in the ITV soap, looked stunning in a sleek brown slogan swimsuit as she posed alongside a host of celeb pals while sunning herself in Spain.

Actress Kimberly, who is also a seamstress known for upcycling vintage clothing, picked her swimwear for the break in Spain from Reclaimed Vintage. She smiled for the camera with popstar Pixie Lott who embraced the sunshine in a lilac two-piece.

Sharing the snap on her Instagram Kimberly referenced the hit ITV2 dating show Love Island as she wrote: "A series of me re-coupling at the fire pit." And newlywed Pixie, who recently tied the knot with Oliver Cheshire, joked: "Oh wait recoupling so I was ditched first."


And Kimberly told her with a laughing emoji: "It’s not personal. We were more of a friendship couple - then I went Casa Amore and cheated on you with everyone." Kimberly, whose former sex worker character Nicky recently left the famous cobbles after being turned down by love interest Daniel Osbourne, also posed with former Hollyoaks star Jessica Ellis, former Hollyoaks and EastEnders actor Charlie Wernham and newlywed Luke Jerdy.

The stars were in Vejer de la Frontera for the wedding of Luke, who played Jesse Donovan in Hollyoaks, and former co-star Daisy Wood-Davis who played Kim Butterfield in the Channel Four soap. matthew_silk1 commented: "You have a incredible figure." And Kimberly replied with a love heart. And sifid35 said: "You look absolutely gorgeous xx"

At the wedding she turned heads in a ruffled colourful patterned dress which she revealed was a £3 charity shop bargain. Sharing snaps from the special day on her Instagram she said: "A love story. (Ft best friends and a £3 charity shop dress and a heavenly venue). This weekend will stay with me for life. Daisy & Maj."

Next week Nicky fans will be glad to see her back on the street as surprisingly she bonds with former love Daniel's half brother Peter Barlow. Heading to the police station to pick up a fare Peter is surprised to see it is Nicky who has been arrested for no reason.

The pair find share a common interest over their contempt for authority trampling over the little man. Peter tells Daniel and Carla about his encounter with Nicky but he is shocked by his half-brother Daniel’s response.

Her character announced that she was moving out after expressing her true feelings for Daniel. The friends first met when, struggling over the death of his wife Sinead, Daniel ended up paying Nicky to wear her clothes. After leaving for a better life with her daughter Maisie, Nicky returned to the street to get a job as a teaching assistant at the same school as Daniel.

Their close friendship caused a rift between Daniel and his girlfriend Daisy Midgeley. Then Daniel gave the mother and daughter a place to live after pupil Max Turner leaked photos of her from her past work and she lost her job.

When Nicky told Daniel how she really felt and that they'd be good together he let her down gently and revealed that he still had feelings for Daisy. "It was a bit cramped anyway tbh," Kimberly shared alongside a goodbye snap of her and actor Rob Mallard posted to her Instagram page.


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