Coronation Street star looks ‘unrecognisable’ after weight loss

Coronation Street star Colson Smith looks unrecognisable after stunning fans with his incredible weight loss transformation.

The actor, who plays Craig Tinker in the ITV soap, shared his striking transformation on Instagram and put his weight loss down to taking up running.

Fans were quick to compliment the Weatherfield actor with compliments pouring in for him in his running gear.

In the post the 21-year-old wrote: "Bank Holiday run done.

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"Feet up and some family time while staying at home now!"

Instagram followers commented on his dramatic weight loss, saying he's now almost unrecognisable.

One follower said: "Omg what a difference"

Whereas another said: "Where is Colson, what have you done with him and who are you?"

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His Corrie co-stars were filled with praise for the young actor too.


Georgia Taylor who plays Toyah Battersby wrote: "You’re smashing it Cols. Hope you and your family are well, love xx"

Andy Whyment who plays Kirk Sutherland said: "Looking absolutely mega pal well done."

Another fan of the hit show wrote: "I’m looking forward to seeing how Craig’s sudden weight loss is written into Corrie!"

While one said he had inspired them to lose weight.

They wrote: "Well if this is what running does for you I’m going to start! You look incredible".

Colson has played Craig the son of Beth Sutherland in Coronation Street since 2011.

On screen his police officer character has taken up running after finding that he was out of breath while chasing shoplifters.

Craig told his friends that he was going to make an effort to get healthier after being bullied at work.

Colson's storylines include supporting his pal Faye Windass through her pregnancy at the age of 12.

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He rescued Bethany Platt after he discovered his girlfriend Kayla Westbrook was the daughter of his depraved former boss Neil Clifton, who was jailed for raping Bethany after being introduced to her by vile grooming gang leader Nathan Curtis.

In 2018 it was revealed that he had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder where people feel the need to check, perform routines or have certain thoughts repeatedly.

The catalyst for the disorder in his character was getting a time wrong while giving evidence at Nathan's trial.