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Monday 6th July 2020

Coronation Street star Colson Smith has lost almost 10 stone in lockdown

Corrie star joked he'll need a fat suit when he returns

Coronation Street cop Craig Tinker recently embarked on a get-fit initiative - which meant actor Colson Smith had to follow suit.

Fans have really got behind the Corrie star as he's shared his progress.

But now he's revealed just how successful his hard work has been - the 21 year old says he has dropped close to 10 stone.

That - alongside his newly-dyed peroxide hair - could cause some issues when he returns to filming.

Coronation Street star Colson Smith as Craig Tinker (Credit: ITV)

"We are in direct continuity, but I've almost lost about ten stone since we left work so I'm not sure that [my hair] is going to be the biggest of their issues," he told The Sun.

"I might be wearing a wig and a fat suit when we go back. Now we go to a purple shampoo, which almost makes it a platinum sort of colour, which basically takes the ginger pigment out.

"So the yellow-ness will go, and I will have a head of blonde hair, which I technically do now."

Colson's weight loss was kick-started at the end of last year with a nasty bout of food poisoning in Thailand, which saw him rapidly drop a stone and a half.

Colson has been keeping himself motivated (Credit: Splash)

Fans first started to notice his change in physique in March when he was training to take part in Sport Relief and he revealed: "Rowing is a way of keeping fit I've never thought of - it might be my new hobby!"

In April, he shared a snap of himself on social media looking trim doing a virtual 5k run.

His followers, including co-star Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) congratulated him. Alan said: "You look insane."

"You're disappearing. Looking fab," commented one another.

"You look amazing, wish I had your will power," gushed someone else.

During an appearance on Lorraine, he revealed how he was keeping his fitness mission up during lockdown.

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"It's all about keeping motivated, trying to achieve something every day," Colson said.

He added: "I have my breakfasts and lunches delivered.

"In terms of the gym, I kept in touch with the gym I go to in Manchester as they are putting programs online.

"I've also done the odd Joe Wicks PE session.

"It's making the most of the situation. Plenty of runs. Trying to do as much at home as possible."

What an inspiration!

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