Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd celebrates 20th anniversary as David Platt with adorable throwback photos


CORONATION Street star Jack P Shepherd has shared adorable throwback pictures from his years before he took on the role of David Platt as he celebrates 20 years on the soap.

Jack joined the ITV drama in 2000 as Gail Platt’s son and he took to Instagram to thank the long-running award-winning soap for “everything” and share “photos of my life before I got the part”.

Jack shared 10 adorable pictures of his time before and during the show

“Today marks my 20th year anniversary playing the role of David Platt, here’s a few photos of my life before I got the part and a few highlights of my character,” he wrote.

“Thank you @coronationstreet for everything.”

The soap made the decision to suspend filming in mid-March in a bid to protect all those involved from catching corornavirus which is sweeping the globe.

Jack was one of the last to film scenes, seen shooting on 23 March with a group of thugs in a park.

All seemed fine and dandy at first when as the hairdresser seemed to be taking a simple stroll in the fresh air but the gang looked menacing as David approached and proceeded to have a conversation.

Things soon turned nasty as David bizarrely wrestled one of the boys off their bikes, throwing him to the ground and also appeared to aggressively toss the bike to the ground as well.

It remains unclear why David has turned vigilante and chose to provoke this group of thugs, but hopefully the storyline can be completed sooner rather than later.

Despite efforts to remain onscreen until the summer, channel bosses took the decision to pull production on Corrie and Emmerdale, with soap stars told not to come in for work as drastic measures are taken to stop the spread of the deadly bug.

Jack is now an integral cast member of the ITV show

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A spokesman told HOAR: “ITV has sadly taken the decision to suspend production of the soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale with effect from Monday 23 March.”

BBC has also chosen to suspend production on EastEnders while Channel 4 has halted filming of Hollyoaks.