Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson has said that she has never considered returning to the cobbles.

The 29-year-old star, who plays Maxine Minniver on Hollyoaks, has revealed that she will never reprise her role of Candice Stowe in the popular soap Coronation Street.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Sanderson said: "I've never even thought about going back to Corrie – I left seven years ago.

"I've done so many other things in that time. That's why it doesn't even feel like a crossover going into Hollyoaks, I've had a complete career between the two soaps.

"It's such a happy place on Hollyoaks, everyone has really welcomed me. And I love playing Maxine, she's such a fantastic character and I really enjoy the comedy side of her character. And I get to say things to people that I would never, ever say in real life!"

When asked if she has any fond memories of her Weatherfield days, Sanderson added: "Corrie was my first main job and I loved it, I loved being challenged. When I left Corrie I went on to a job where we were filming four or five scenes a day. I couldn't believe it, I was used to filming 16 scenes a day! I'd just assumed all TV work was like that.

"It taught me so much."