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Biography for Nikki SandersonNikki Ann Sanderson (born 28 Mar. 1984 (33 years ago) in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English actress and glamour model who is best known for playing Candice Stowe in the TV soap opera Coronation Street. During her time at Coronation Street and since, she has also forged a career as a glamour model and TV presenter on programmes such as CD:UK, Junior Eurovision and Ministry of Mayhem.
CareerSanderson joined Coronation Street in 1999 (18 years ago) and left in Autumn 2005 (12 years ago), when her character left Weatherfield to become a stylist for Status Quo. Prior to this, she had appeared in children's drama Children's Ward and in 2004 (13 years ago), the hit fitness DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) Coronation Street - Funk fit.
Since leaving Coronation Street she has appeared in episodes of the BBC TV series' Holby City and New Street Law alongside fellow Coronation Street alumni Chris Gascoyne and Chris Bisson. British newspaper The Daily Express stated that she was in the running to replace Billie Piper (28 walls) as the Doctor's companion in Doctor Who, however Freema Agyeman was chosen for the role. In 2006 (11 years ago), Sanderson appeared in a touring production of The Vagina Monologues with Jerry Hall amongst others and an episode of Kay Mellor's Strictly Confidential.
A vocalist, Sanderson loves to show this side of herself off. She jumps at the chance to sing at every opportunity; she is a self-confessed karaoke enthusiast. She has made several TV appearances singing, most notably on ITV's Madonna Mania, Discomania, ABBA (4 walls) Mania 2 and Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, where her impression of LeAnn Rimes, singing the smash hit theme from the movie Coyote Ugly (5 walls), 'Can't Fight The Moonlight' earned her the winner's spot. She has also appeared on The X Factor: Battle Of The Stars in the solo 16-24 category, mentored by Sharon Osbourne where she was eliminated fifth. At the time, though, Sanderson was suffering from tonsillitis and was straining her voice to sing.
She has appeared in several British men's magazines in lingerie and other provocative outfits. She has appeared on the cover of Loaded magazine and in Aug. 2005 (12 years ago), the cover of Maxim magazine (55 walls) and in Jun. 2006 (11 years ago) the cover of FHM as the headlining feature of the issue, combining a photo (wallpaper) shoot and exclusive interview with one of the magazine's journalists.
For 2006 (11 years ago) and 2007 (10 years ago), she was signed up by hip sports fashion footwear brand KangaROOS to head up their high-profile new print advertising campaign. She will shortly be seen in the new independent movie Clubbed and in episodes of Cold Blood for ITV and The Afternoon play for BBC One.
In Jun. 2007 (10 years ago), it was reported that Sanderson would make a brief return to Coronation Street in Autumn 2007 (10 years ago), when her character, Candice Stowe, turns up during the build up to another characters wedding. However these reports were later dismissed by Sanderson during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women due to "scheduling problems".
She appeared in the "Tuareg Productions" play Living under one roof at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from 26 - 30 Jun. 2007 (10 years ago).[dead link]
She appeared in the second series of All Star Family Fortunes which aired on 25 dec. 2007 (10 years ago).
In 2008 (9 years ago) she joined the cast of the ITV1 series, Heartbeat, set in the 1960s, to play the part of Dawn Bellamy. She played the part of Audrey in the new straight-to-DVD movie Boogeyman 3 due for release in 2009 (8 years ago). And she plays the character Gee Gee, a dance teacher, in the 2008 (9 years ago) movie Clubbed, an underworld drama set in the early 1980 (37 years ago).
Personal lifeNikki dated her former Coronation Street co-star Danny Richardson-Young from 2005 (12 years ago) to Feb. 2009 (8 years ago).
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