Coronation Street’s Colson Smith addresses weight loss transformation for the first time

Colson documented his weight reduction journey in a brief movie, which can be launched subsequent month (Picture: Instagram/@colsonjsmith/ITV)

Coronation Street’s Colson Smith made probably the most of lockdown final 12 months by embarking on an unbelievable weight reduction journey.

The actor, who portrays Craig Tinker within the ITV cleaning soap, documented his weight reduction on social media all through the preliminary lockdown interval.

‘I need to stay my life with no regrets,’ Colson instructed, explaining why he determined to embark on this journey. ‘In my profession, and in my social life. I by no means need to say: “Why didn’t I try this?”.

‘I form of at all times need to look ahead, so I assume the explanation I attempted to do it now was that it was proper for me.

‘I used to be like: “I’m 21, I’ve been in the identical job since I used to be 11. I’ve had the identical individuals saying the identical issues about me. My life is stagnant. What can I do to combine it up?

‘When lockdown began, I believed: ‘Well that is good, actually, as a result of this offers me an opportunity to focus on me. And for as soon as to place myself first.’

Colson’s weight reduction was integrated into Coronation Street, and the star revealed that this was one thing he’d mentioned with the cleaning soap’s Executive Producer, Iain MacLeod.

‘In October 2019, I sat down with Iain and we have been chatting about potential instructions we might take Craig,’ the cleaning soap star stated. ‘There have been just a few concepts bashed round, and I stated: “I’d prefer to reduce weight – might we tie this in with Craig?”

‘”I’d in all probability need to do it on a serious scale. Is Craig allowed to not be the best way he appears? Can we make this variation?”

‘I acquired the inexperienced gentle from Iain and we stated we have been going to run a narrative by 2020, and all of it tied in fairly properly.’

Viewers will keep in mind that policeman Craig took up operating with Imran Habeeb (Charlie De Melo) and David Platt (Jack P Shepherd).

‘It did tie in properly with Craig,’ stated Colson, ‘Though it was bizarre in lockdown, as a result of we went right down to the three episodes every week, and I hadn’t had a haircut for 4 months, and I did look very completely different [when filming resumed]!

‘Lockdown occurred and Covid occurred, and plans [for Craig] modified,’ he stated. ‘But one factor I realized throughout lockdown is that that is much more necessary for Colson than it ever goes to be for Craig!’

The 22-year-old documented has his weight reduction journey in a brief movie entitled Bored Of Being The Fat Kid, which can be launched subsequent month.

‘When individuals began to grasp I’d misplaced weight, I acquired various messages of help from individuals who have been in an identical place,’ Colson stated, explaining his determination to correctly doc his journey.

‘So, I believed: “There is a technique to inform my reality!” I didn’t need to be the man that stands with a pair of his pants and says: “that is what I used to slot in and that is what I slot in now!”

‘I’d form of been filming myself all through, as form of a diary to look again on. I knew at instances I used to be going to suppose: “this isn’t price it”, so I knew if I might look again, I’d see how far I’d come!

‘I needed to make a movie to inform my very own reality.

‘I’ve realized who Colson is. I’ve realized to love myself, I’ve realized to belief myself, and consider in myself, and I’m now actually having fun with life. It’s modified my complete outlook.

‘The bit that I actually care about helps somebody who was in my place, as a result of if I might discuss to myself a 12 months and a half in the past and say: “Look, you are able to do this! Yes, it’s onerous, however it’s price it and it’s going to make you are feeling so a lot better” – that, for me, would’ve been huge.

‘If one individual says: “Thanks, you’ve actually impressed me”, then that’s sufficient!’

Bored Of Being The Fat Kid will drop on Colson’s YouTube Channel on June 2. Catch the primary trailer as we speak at 10am.

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