The actor said he was trolled for his weight from when he first appeared on the cleaning soap at simply 11 years outdated.
However, Colson spoke proudly concerning the adjustments he made for a more healthy life-style.
The Coronation Street star defined it was first linked to his storyline of Craig.
He informed presenters: “I proposed I’d be up for reducing weight if it might match with a narrative.
“I sat down within the again finish of 2019 and stated I’m going to ensure I can do that and make it simple for myself, I really feel prefer it’s one thing I might do.”
While Colson initially set to shed some pounds as a part of a storyline, his plans had been modified when the coronavirus lockdown was launched.
“I began after which in March the world modified with lockdown,” he continued.
“It might have been the right excuse to knock it on the pinnacle… But for me it was the right alternative to cease and refocus on what was vital to me and what mattered to me.
“I realized loads about myself and I loved it.
“I realised it was extra vital for Colson than it was ever going to be for Craig.”
When speaking about his transformation, the 22-year-old said he would set small objectives to remain on observe.
He added: “I simply sat down and made little objectives and people objectives always modified. It’s simply been an expertise that I’ve actually loved.
“I realised how a lot self respect I had for myself verus how a lot I’ve for myself now.”
While he stated he stays away from the scales, some reviews have estimated he could have misplaced as a lot as 10 stone.
Colson has recurrently shared weight reduction updates on social media and gave particulars of his exercise routines.
He has slimmed down by pounding the pavements and has usually shared photos of himself post-run.
The TV star has additionally constructed his power with rowing and coaching with heavy weights and kettlebells.