Nikki Sanderson (born 28th March 1984 in Blackpool) appeared on Coronation Street as hairdresser Candice Stowe between November 1999 and November 2005. She then appeared in Coronation Street: Pantomime on Boxing Day of the same year.
Her only role prior to Coronation Street was in Children's Ward. She currently plays Maxine Minniver in Hollyoaks having previously appeared in Heartbeat. Sanderson has also appeared on TV many times as herself, including singing on various shows such as a Coronation Street: Stars in Their Eyes special in 2002 (as Country pop star LeAnn Rimes), Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes in 2004, (this time as Britney Spears), and X Factor: Battle of the Stars. Her All-Star Family Fortunes game against Greg Rusedski was chosen to air on Christmas Day, 2007.