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Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd left generous gift by a fan in their will

Turns out, Jack hadn't even met the Corrie lover...

Corrie's Jack P Shepherd has revealed that a soap fan he'd never met left him a very generous gift in their will.

The actor, who plays David Platt in the long-running ITV soap, revealed that a man from New Zealand chose to give Jack  10% of his estate.

Jack plays Corrie's David Platt (Credit: ITV)

In a recent interview, he explained this amounted to the very handsome sum of £5,000.

Jack remembered the thoughtful act in a live chat (Credit: Instagram Live)

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Taking part in a chat on Instagram Live alongside co-star Julia Goulding, the pair were asked the question: "What is the kindest thing a fan has ever done for you?"

And Jack revealed that he was left money by a fan.

He said: "Gave me five grand in their will. From New Zealand, a fan. Died and gave me ten percent of his estate which was five grand so cheers."

"A fan [...] died and gave me ten percent of his estate which was five grand so cheers."

Jack and Julia as David and Shona (Credit: ITV)

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Jack recently saw the funny side when a fan took a photo of him unconscious in a lift after enjoying the World Cup festivities...

The picture showed Jack asleep in a lift clutching his phone after celebrating England's win against Colombia.

Poking fun at the situation, Jack shared the photo on Instagram Stories with the message: "I was texting Gareth saying.... 'it's coming home'."

David's a long-serving cast member (Credit: ITV)

Jack has played David for 18 years, and his most recent storyline saw him drugged and raped by Josh Tucker.

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