Corrie’s Kimberly Hart-Simpson reveals how she went from working as a McDonald’s boss to soap star

‘It was one of the last things he said to me’: Corrie’s Kimberly Hart-Simpson reveals it was her father’s dying wish to star on soap after giving up career as McDonald’s boss

She strutted onto the cobbles earlier this month as grieving Daniel Osbourne’s new love interest Nicky Wheatley. 

And Kimberly Hart-Simpson has spoken of her joy of joining the Coronation Street cast as she revealed it was her father’s dying wish for her to star on the soap.

The actress, 33, spoke of how she went from her job as a McDonald’s boss to her budding soap career as escort girl Nicky in an interview with The Sun.

Huge achievement: Kimberly Hart-Simpson has spoken of her joy of joining the Coronation Street cast as she revealed it was her father’s dying wish for her to star on the soap

Kimberly said: ‘I’ve been watching Coronation Street from the womb. I have been brought up on it. No one would dare ring our house phone when Corrie was on.

‘My dad was a massive Corrie fan. Every time I went to him, even if I hadn’t seen him in a month, he’d want me to shut up while it was on. I think it might have mattered more to him than I did.

‘Unfortunately, I lost my dad in 2007. One of the last things he said to me was, “Just do me a favour and get on Corrie, love.” We had that shared ­connection with it.’

Debut: The actress, 33, made her debut earlier this month as grieving Daniel Osbourne's new love interest Nicky Wheatley

Debut: The actress, 33, made her debut earlier this month as grieving Daniel Osbourne’s new love interest Nicky Wheatley

Kimberly went on to talk about how she became one of the youngest-ever managers of McDonald’s at a branch in Oldham at aged 16.

The soap star said she has the ‘gift of the gab’ but soon realised she didn’t want to work there long term.   

Kimberly tried to break into the acting industry but struggled to get through to the final audition stages. 

After launching her own brand in fashion, the blonde beauty decided to go back to acting and it was there she landed a role in Hollyoaks. 

The actress played the brief role of Beverley in an episode of the Channel 4 soap earlier this year, and has also appeared in the Sky One comedy Mount Pleasant. 

Hard work: The actress, 33, spoke of how she went from her job as a McDonald's boss to her budding soap career as escort girl Nicky

Hard work: The actress, 33, spoke of how she went from her job as a McDonald’s boss to her budding soap career as escort girl Nicky

Soap star: The actress played the brief role of Beverley in an episode of Hollyoaks earlier this year, and has also appeared in the Sky One comedy Mount Pleasant

Soap star: The actress played the brief role of Beverley in an episode of Hollyoaks earlier this year, and has also appeared in the Sky One comedy Mount Pleasant

Kimberly said she has moved in with her mum during lockdown after struggling to pay for her house. 

The actress is currently signed up to feature into the soap until the autumn and will star alongside widower Daniel (Rob Mallard), who lost wife Sinead to cervical cancer last October.

Dreams do come true: The actress announced the exciting news on social media earlier this month

Dreams do come true: The actress announced the exciting news on social media earlier this month

She says she will have a few run-ins with the feisty Tracy Barlow- Daniel’s stepsister. 

The actress announced the exciting news on social media earlier this month.

Kimberly re-posted the announcement which had been made by her management, explaining her first scenes on the soap would air on 19th June

She captioned the post: ‘After nearly decade of auditioning … believing … It’s happened. Proudest moment of my life.’ 

Life goal: Kimberly said: 'I¿ve been watching Coronation Street from the womb. I have been brought up on it. No one would dare ring our house phone when Corrie was on'

Life goal: Kimberly said: ‘I’ve been watching Coronation Street from the womb. I have been brought up on it. No one would dare ring our house phone when Corrie was on’

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