Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd horrified after ‘awful’ meeting with Gogglebox star who ‘didn’t know who he was’

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CORONATION Street star Jack P Shepherd was left cringing after he posed for a picture with Gogglebox’s Martin Kemp.

The David Platt actor, 34, opened up on the “awful” moment the pair met at Knutsford’s Tatton Park, where the former EastEnders favourite was hosting an Eighties night.

Coronation Street actor Jack P Shepherd has opened up about the ‘awful’ moment he met a Celebrity Gogglebox star

He said Martin Kemp had ‘no idea’ who he was

After Jack admitted to organisers he “didn’t know” the Gold singer, he told how Martin had “no idea” who he was.

Talking of the red-faced moment to The Sofa Cinema Club podcast – which he hosts with co-stars Colson Smith and Ben Price – the Coronation Street veteran said: “I went to Tatton Park for Martin Kemp’s 80s night, he’s doing a DJ set.

“We’re all there waiting and the organisers come over and say, ‘Jack – will you have a photo with Martin backstage?’

“I’ve gone, ‘No, I don’t know him, I’ve never met him …’ and they go, ‘Oh please, it’s just to put up on the social.’

“So I’ve gone, ‘OK, fine.’ I feel really aggy about doing a photo with someone I don’t know.

“I’m walking backstage with the photographer that’s there and we’re making small talk. He’s talking about my aftershave, going, ‘That’s nice.’

“We’re counting the seconds until Martin arrives. He’s not even here yet. The car pulls up and he’s on in 10 minutes. He’s still eating a tuna sandwich.

“He has no idea who I am. So I’m there just sort of stood looking at Martin. The organisers go, ‘Martin, can we just get a picture with you and Jack?’ And he sort of looks and goes, ‘Yeah … hi.’ I’m like, ‘Hi, Martin.'”

Then came an even more awkward moment where the actor messed up Martin’s clothing.

Jack added: “I’ve shook his hand and gone to put my arm around him and I’ve looked down and I’ve stood on his shoe.

“I’m in a muddy field with massive boots on. He’s got pristine, white trainers on. I’ve stood on his shoes and I’ve looked. Forget it – mud.

“I’m smiling doing the photo and I’ve gone, ‘Sorry, I just stood on you there.’ He’s gone, ‘Don’t you worry about it.’

“”I’ve gone, ‘Yep.’ Then I’ve gone, ‘Hey Martin, good luck out there tonight,’ and he’s gone, ‘Yeah.’ Then I turned around and walked off. [He’s probably thought] ‘you’ve stood on my shoe, you’ve said something f***ing weird.’

“He didn’t know what was going on. I don’t know [if he knew who I was] and I wasn’t stopping to tell him. I just thought, ‘Get in, get out.'”

Summarising the experience he explained: “It was awful. It was so bad. I knew instantly when they asked me. I knew not to go up.

“I thought, ‘This is only going to end bad.’ I was just chatting s**t to him. I didn’t want to be there.”

Martin now appears on Celebrity Gogglebox with son Roman and wife Shirley.

Jack had confessed to Tatton Park show bosses he ‘didn’t know’ of the Spandau Ballet singer

The duo were asked to pose for a picture as Martin hosted an Eighties night at Knutsford’s Tatton Park

Martin has returned to TV on Celebrity Gogglebox