Coronation Street’s Colson Smith shows off incredible body transformation

"Craig Tinker's gonna have groupies very soon..."

Colson Smith

by Marianna Manson |

Coronation Street LEDGE Colson Smith, who plays Craig Tinker on the soap, has stunned fans with just how much weight he has lost in recent months after taking up running.

Taking to his Instagram to share a snap of himself in some high-tech sports gear after a sunny bank holiday run, Colson said, “Bank Holiday run done 🤩 Feet up & some family time while staying at home now! Have a good un folks 🇬🇧☀️."

Craig Tinker David Platt Corrie
Craig and David go for a run ©ITV

Friends and fans flooded the comments to congratulate Colson on his hard work, with one fan writing, “You look amazing, all the hard work is paying off.”

“Looking super fit! 🙌🏼 👏🏻”, said another, while one more wrote, “Giving Adele a run for her money”.

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And Colson’s Corrie co-stars also showed their support, with Kirk Sutherland actor Andy Whyment saying, “Looking absolutely mega pal well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻” and former Sophie Webster actress Brooke Vincent saying, “CRAIG TINKERS GONNA HAVE GROUPIES VERY SOON.”

Colson has been keeping fans updated with his health overhaul recently, revealing he’s been keeping up his home workouts while stuck in isolation.

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One fan wrote, “[I’m] looking forward to seeing how Craig’s sudden weight loss is written into Corrie!”, but recent episodes have seen ape Craig vow to get in shape after a disastrous turn trying to catch a criminal, and this week will see Craig try (and fail) to convince David Platt to go on a run with him.

Speaking to Lorraine last month about the new storylines, Colson said, “When you go up and suggest a storyline where your character kind of goes on a bit of a transformation, the one thing in the back of my head is, ‘oh I’ve got to do that as well.’

“So while we’re not seeing the street at the moment, I’ve kind of kept Craig Tinker’s fitness journey on behind closed doors.

“So when we’re back, we’re ready to see what Craig’s been up to lately really.”

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