Nicola Thorp is pregnant! Coronation Street star and fiancé Nikesh Patel are expecting their first baby together
Former Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp and her fiancé Nikesh Patel are expecting their first baby together.
Actress Nicola, 34, and her actor partner Nikesh announced their happy news on social media on Friday.
Nikesh simply wrote: ‘Some news,’ while Nicola shared his post.
The couple were quickly congratulated by their loved ones and followers.
Nicola’s former Coronation Street co-star Catherine Tyldesley commented: ‘Congratulations! X.’
Happy news: Former Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp and her fiancé Nikesh Patel are expecting their first baby together
While fellow former Corrie cast member Katie McGlynn wrote: ‘Congrats lovely.’
Broadcaster Bobby Seagull posted: ‘Oh wow many congratulations!!!’
Nicola announced her engagement to fiancé Nikesh in January this year.
Nicola, who played Nicola Rubinstein in Corrie until 2018 and again briefly in 2019, took to Instagram at the time to share a picture of herself showing off her ring as she cosied-up to Nikesh.
She could be seen wearing a red dress as she stood in a room full of balloons while holding her finger up to show off her gold ring which featured a teardrop shape green emerald stone and glistening diamonds.
The pair jokingly posed with their mouths open wide as if they were shocked, with Nikesh looking dapper in a white shirt and black bow tie.
Nikesh is known for having appeared in a number of television shows including Indian Summers, Starstruck and the mini-series Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Nicola announced she was dating Hollywood actor Nikesh in October 2021 with a loved-up snap to mark her birthday.
Big news: Actress Nicola, 34, and her actor partner Nikesh announced their happy news on social media on Friday
It comes after it emerged Nicola will relive her horrifying ordeal at the hands of a stalker in court before he is finally sentenced in December.
Ravinderjit Dhillon, 30, called himself the ‘grim reaper’ as he used 25 different identities to target Nicola and made sickening threats to choke and rape her.
In a hearing on Wednesday morning, it was confirmed that Dhillon, of Feltham, Middlesex, will return for sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court on December 5 after Judge Rosa Dean ordered a psychiatric report.
It was also confirmed that Nicola will read her victim impact statement to the court in full before Judge Dean passes sentence.
Dhillon began his warped campaign when he sent the 34-year-old an intimate photo of himself in October 2018.
Loved-up: Nicola announced her engagement to fiancé Nikesh in January this year after they started dating in 2021 (pictured in February)
Blackpool-born Nicola handed an 89-page document to the Met Police detailing the harassment she suffered at Dhillon’s hands.
She said: ‘I’ve spent most of my adult life fighting for the rights of women and doing so in the public eye has come with some personal cost.
‘I became the target of the exact behaviour I was standing up against.
‘Dhillon became an army of men all wanting to do me harm, threats to rape me, choke me.’