Is Kimberly Hart-Simpson leaving Coronation Street? | The Sun

CORONATION Street star Kimberly Hart-Simpson has left fans wondering if she has quit the cobbles.

It comes after her character Nicky Wheatley hasn't been seen on the show since moving out of Daniel Obsbourne's flat.

Who is Kimberly Hart-Simpson?

Kimberly Hart-Simpson is a 35-year-old Welsh actress and businesswoman.

She first appeared in Coronation Street between June and September 2020 as escort Nicky Wheatley – a love interest for Daniel Osbourne (played by Rob Mallard).

She then returned to the role in March 2022.

Aside from Corrie, Kimberly has also appeared on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, where she played the role of Davina.

In 2021, she appeared in the E4 reality series Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion.

Is Kimberly Hart-Simpson leaving Coronation Street?

Kimberly opened up about her future on Corrie in an Instagram Q&A, saying her storyline had "now been completed".

It comes after her character Nicky hasn't been seen on the show since moving out of Daniel Obsbourne's flat. A follower asked: "Why you leaving Corrie."

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She explained: "Okkkk let’s get this answered because it’s heavy in the inbox.

"So it’s not a case of leaving Corrie. It’s more that I came back for a storyline which for now has been completed.

"If you watched Friday’s eps you will see there was no big leaving scene so you never know for the future but what I do know is this…

"I owe so much to Corrie and I absolutely love it there – the people – the vibe – the street.

"Life happens in chapters – and I am looking forward to the next part."

An ITV spokesperson has confirmed that the actress has finished with the soap, but "that's not to say we might not see her pop up in Weatherfield again in the future".

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What did Kimberly Hart-Simpson say about Coronation Street?

In May 2022, Kimberly said that she will be "forever grateful" to the Coronation Street bosses for bringing Nicky back after her short stint in 2020.

She also praised the soap for how it was dedicated to a "realistic" portrayal of sex work.

Speaking about her character, she explained: “I am thrilled that charities and sex workers have contacted me to say they like the way Nicky is portrayed because she is so realistic and the writers haven’t given her a drug or drink problem.

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“She is just a feisty mum, doing it for her daughter — for survival. I am so proud to play her.

“I know plenty of people who work in the sex industry and on things like OnlyFans — it isn’t an unknown world to me and they are just normal people trying to get by. Fair play to them.”

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