Cuddington  heart-throb Adam Rickitt bared his soul – and his six pack – on the new series of ITV2’s The Big Reunion 2.

The former Coronation Street actor who had a brief pop career in the late 1990s, is one of a number of celebrities taking part in the nostalgic TV show which reunites the popstars of yesteryear for a comeback tour.

Rickitt, who is teaming up with former teen chart pin-ups Kavana, Gareth Gates, Blazin’ Squad’s Kenzie and Dane Bowers as they form brand new all-male supergroup 5th Story, spoke candidly on the show about his personal struggles, including his battle with bulimia.

He revealed that every day for two years he made himself sick, to ‘force’ himself to fit into what his father wanted him to be.

“I'd forced myself, from this really young age, to try and be something I wasn't – to please my dad,” he admitted. “For two years, I made myself sick from between one time a day to up to 15, 20 times a day – to the point that I'd be throwing up blood.

“But I didn't care, because it was just a way of not having to think for a day.”

The 35-year-old, who grew up in the Northwich area, first appeared on TV screens as Coronation Street’s Nick Tilsley in the late 90s and enjoyed some high-profile storylines before leaving the soap in 1999 to launch a pop career.

Since then, he has appeared on The Games and shown an interest in politics, as well as spending time on Australian soap Shortland Street .