As the show operates a reduced schedule, Coronation Street fans have been getting their Corrie fix via the show’s Youtube channel, where they release a weekly ‘Coronation Street Good News’ video every Friday.
And it’s not gone unnoticed that the host of the show, Colson Smith, who plays Craig Tinker on the soap, has recently changed his appearance.
Back in March, he revealed his weight loss in a picture on social media which showed him with his castmates Jack P Shepherd — who plays David Platt — and Sally Ann Matthews — aka Jenny Connor.
The caption read: ‘Family OUTING. #TRIC2020’
So, what do we know about his fitness regime and will his weight loss be written into the show?
What is Colson Smith’s fitness regime?
Since first revealing his weight loss in March, the actor has been documenting his exercise routine on social media as he gets fitter.
After one run in early May, he wrote: ‘#Bank Holiday run done 🤩
‘Feet up & some family time while staying at home now! Have a good un folks.’
Colson’s fellow Corrie star Brooke Vincent wrote in response: ‘CRAIG TINKERS GONNA HAVE GROUPEES VERY SOON.’
Colson hasn’t just been running for the love of it this whole time either – he’s also got a 5k run for charity under his belt.
Virtual 5K for a great cause this morning! #RunForDan,’ he recently wrote, next to a snap of himself giving a thumbs up.
‘Myself & my mates from @castleford_cricket_club join many people from the cricketing world who are putting on their running shoes in memory of York CC & Cheshire CCC Dan Woods.’
Last month, Colson told Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain that his weight loss is through a combination of diet and excercise.
‘I sat down with Rob Brennan, who’s the life coach, and we worked through everything I could do to make it as easy as possible. So I have my breakfast and lunches delivered, and they’re still being delivered now, which means cooking I don’t have to think about, I can just eat.’
‘And in terms of the gym, I’ve kind of kept in touch with the gym I’ve been going to in Manchester because they’re putting on lots of training programmes on their app. I’ve done the odd Joe Wicks PE, and then it’s just making the most out of the situation,’ he said.
In the same appearance, Colson said that he’s keen to get back to work on Corrie, which he confirmed will be including coronavirus-related storylines.
‘It will be interesting,’ he said. ‘I think we’re all looking forward to, when we get the nod to say we’re going back, reading them scripts and reading how we show the guidelines, the social distancing.
‘How we show what we missed. It’s an exciting time, we’ve got a great team of writers behind us I’m sure they’re all working hard right now to make sure that when we do come back, we’re right and we’re ready.’
Will Colson’s weight loss feature in Corrie?
Colson’s new appearance has already been accounted for in Corrie, as in previous episodes, Craig shared that his ‘mates’ in the police force claimed that he can’t chase suspects anymore.
As a result, the character took it upon himself to start exercising more regularly.
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