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Thursday 14th November 2019

Coronation Street's Colson Smith shares adorable throwback picture to celebrate his 21st birthday

Colson joined Corrie in 2011

Coronation Street's Colson Smith has shared an adorable childhood throwback picture to celebrate his 21st birthday.

Colson, who plays Craig Tinker in Corrie, posted the picture to his Instagram page.

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Im 21 today & I’m gonna wear dungarees

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He captioned the post: "I'm 21 today and I'm gonna wear dungarees."

I'm 21 today & I'm gonna wear dungarees.

Fans rushed to wish him a happy birthday.

One wrote: "Happy birthday, cute photo."

A second commented: "Happy 21st birthday."

Another said: "What a cutie! Happy very special birthday!"

Colson's Corrie co-star also made sure to wish him a happy birthday.

Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Jenny Connor in the ITV soap, posted a picture on Instagram.

She captioned the post: "Happy 21st birthday @colsonjsmith! Have an ace day and I'll see you soon with your prezzie. Love Grandma x."

His co-stars Jack P. Shepherd, who plays David Platt, Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt, Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster and Ellie Leach, who plays Faye Windass, took to Instagram Stories to wish their friend a happy birthday.

Earlier this year, Colson announced on podcast Sofa Cinema Club that he was now living with Nick Tilsley actor Ben Price. Colson had previously lived with Jack.

Colson co-hosts the podcast with Ben and Jack.

During the podcast Jack also denied he and Colson had fallen out, revealing they had to release a statement saying they remained the best of friends after the newspapers printed that they had argued.

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Colson first appeared in the ITV soap in 2011 as Beth Tinker's son.

Since joining the soap, Craig has been involved in various storylines including discovering he had Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD) and Bethany Platt's grooming storyline.

Last year, Neil Clifton's daughter Kayla began working at Speed Daal in order to get closer to Bethany.

Neil was a friend of Nathan Curtis, who groomed Bethany and had his friends sleep with her for money. He was also a policeman who worked with Craig.

Colson plays Craig Tinker in Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

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The corrupt police officer went to jail for his crimes, but his daughter believed he was innocent. Kayla used Craig in order to get information on Bethany.

Bethany soon realised who Kayla was and the waitress tied Bethany up and refused to let her go until she said she was lying about what her dad did.

Luckily, Craig came to her rescue and played Kayla a recording of Neil proving he did rape Bethany.

Kayla disowned her father after learning the truth.

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