Coronation Street star Colson Smith continues to show off his incredible weight loss as he poses for new photo on his 22nd birthday
He recently revealed his weight loss on screen for the first time on Friday’s episode of Coronation Street.
And Colson Smith continued to demonstrate his epic body transformation on Thursday as he shared a photo of his trimmed physique to celebrate his 22nd birthday.
The actor, who plays Craig Tinker, on the ITV soap, looked great when he donned black gym gear in the snap he shared on his Instagram stories.
Birthday Girl: Colson Smith continued to demonstrate his epic body transformation on Thursday while sharing a photo of his trimmed physique to celebrate his 22nd birthday
Colson smiled broadly as he posed for the selfie in the mirror and signed the image, ‘Thanks for the birthday love’.
The star wore a plain black T-shirt and shorts for the snap, and added a pair of white socks and trainers.
While in another similar picture, he wrote ‘well up for be 22 though’ as Taylor Swift’s number 22 played in the background.
After lockdown restrictions were relaxed, Colson joined his fellow soap stars on set as filming resumed with social distance.
Looks Good: The actor, who plays Craig Tinker, on the ITV soap, looked amazing putting on black sportswear in an instant (right) shared with his Instagram stories (photo right in 2019)
Last Friday night marked the first time his character had appeared on screen as a police officer in months, and with Colson’s amazing weight loss, his return was much more noticeable.
The soap star first showed his impressive weight loss in March, but continued to slim down while in lockdown while maintaining his fitness routine at home.
Colson recently spoke about how his staggering weight loss while filming is likely to cause continuity issues on Coronation Street.
Great Work: During the COVID-19 lockdown, Colson had been working on his fitness and often shared snaps of his workout routine
Change: Coronation Street viewers were stunned last Friday night when Colson’s impressive weight loss (left) was first seen on screen (photo right in 2018)
Impressed: Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their shock at Craig’s new look, with many praising actor Colson for his incredible efforts
The star joked that he will have to wear a fat suit after claiming to have lost 10 stones in the lockdown.
Colson told The sun: ‘We’re in direct continuity, but I’ve lost almost ten stones since we left work, so I’m not sure [my hair] becomes the biggest of their problems.
“Maybe I’ll wear a wig and a fat suit when we go back. Now we move on to a purple shampoo, making it almost a platinum color, which basically takes out the ginger pigment.
“So the yellowness will go away and I’ll have a bunch of blonde hair, which I technically do now.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 PM on ITV
Comeback: In the episode of the ITV soap, Colson’s character Craig Tinker returned after four months off the screen, after production was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic