CORONATION Street’s Jack P. Shepherd shaved off his lockdown beard as he returned to filming today and transformed back into David Platt.
The Corrie actor, 32, had been growing a beard since March when production on the ITV soap halted during the coronavirus pandemic.
And as the long-running drama gets back to work so did Jack, who filmed himself shaving his long bushy beard into his character’s usual groomed scruff.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, the TV star shared several videos of him trimming his lockdown facial hair before finishing his stories with a post-shave clip.
Speaking to the camera, Jack showcased the end result and asked his 357,000 followers to not judge his tresses when his scenes air as hairdressers are still closed in accordance with government guidelines.
He shared while dressed as David: “This is it – gone.
“Can’t do anything about the hair but when you see these scenes in July, August time please don’t think ‘what’s he doing with his hair?’
“I can’t do anything to my hair so that’s my hair,” he added. “OK so peace out, Platt’s back”.
Jack has been keeping his followers entertained throughout the pandemic with hilarious videos on his Instagram during lockdown.
In one notable post, he went topless as he morphed into Wolverine during a sweaty workout and paid homage to the clawed X-Men character as he growled his way through a video while gripping knives and forks.
When he turned the camera around he revealed he’d been watching Hollywood star Hugh Jackman running on set as he practiced for a Wolverine scene.
Huffing and puffing, Jack sweated buckets and showed fans his slender frame while copying Hugh’s aggressive moves in the Marvel franchise while holding an assortment of cutlery inbetween his fingers.
Another video saw him recreate Hugh Grant’s iconic Love Actually dance to Jump by the Pointer Sisters.
Just like in the original, he started out with some light bum-shaking with his back to the camera, before letting loose all over No.10 – or in this case, Jack’s Manchester home.
He threw his hands up in the air at the top of a staircase, before recreating Hugh’s side-shuffle dance between two rooms to perfection.
Performing the same moves made famous in the Richard Curtis classic, he even ended up being interrupted by his assistant, played by girlfriend Hanni Treweek.
Although some maybe be sad to see his lockdown look go, fans of the soap will be delighted to know that filming is underway for the ITV stalwart.
Bosses had been rationing pre-recorded episodes to just half of the weekly amount to ensure that they don’t run out, with the new episodes set to hit our screen next month.
Last week, photos of the socially-distanced set were revealed as filming resumed, with all of the cast and crew at least two metres apart while filming on the cobbles.
There was also yellow tape forming a barrier between the stars and crew, with limited staff on set – and cameramen using extendable equipment to avoid getting too close to the cast.
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