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Colson Smith Says He Might Need 'Fat Suit' When He Returns To Coronation Street Following Weight Loss

Colson Smith Says He Might Need 'Fat Suit' When He Returns To Coronation Street Following Weight Loss

Many people have transformed themselves during lockdown. On the one hand, some have taken it as an opportunity to pig out and complete Netflix, while others have opted to get in the best shape of their lives.

Coronation Street star Colson Smith belongs to the latter camp - he says he's lost almost 10 stone since lockdown measures were introduced.

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Colson Smith says he's lost almost 10 stone in lockdown. Credit: PA
Colson Smith says he's lost almost 10 stone in lockdown. Credit: PA

Indeed, he reckons he might need to don a fat suit when he gets back to playing Craig Tinker.

To make matters worse for the hair and make-up department, he's gone and dyed his hair too - so basically he looks nothing like the Craig we last saw.

Speaking on the Sofa Cinema Club podcast, he said: "We are in direct continuity, but I've almost lost about 10 stone since we left work so I'm not sure that [my hair] is going to be the biggest of their issues.

"I might be wearing a wig and a fat suit when we go back."

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Speaking on Lorraine though, Colson suggested character Craig would be undergoing a transformation too.

He said: "When you go up and suggest a storyline where your character has a bit of a transformation, the one thing in the back of my head is, 'Oh, I've got to do that as well'.

"So while we're not seeing the street at the moment, I've kind of kept Craig Tinker's fitness journey on behind closed doors, so when we're back we're ready to see what Craig's been up to."

Fans of the soap shouldn't have to wait too long for this return, with the cast due to recommence filming next week, barring those over 70 or with underlying health conditions.

According to The Sun, Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod said: "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible.

"We are really pleased to be able to resume making the nation's favourite soap at a time when people need the reassurance of their regular Corrie fix more than ever.

"Safety remains our number one priority and we are under no illusions about the challenges still facing us and the nation as a whole.

"However, I can assure viewers that Corrie's ever-present humour and brilliant storytelling will be there in abundance in the episodes due to begin filming next week and beyond."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Colson Smith

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.