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Corrie fans stunned as Colson Smith showcases his incredible weight loss on screen for first time

‘I hardly recognised him!’ Coronation Street fans stunned by Craig Tinker’s huge transformation as actor Colson Smith showcases his incredible weight loss on screen for the first time

Coronation Street viewers were left stunned on Friday night as Colson Smith’s impressive weight loss was seen on screen for the first time.

The latest episode of the ITV soap saw 21-year-old Colson’s character Craig Tinker return after four months off-screen, after production halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

And fans were left astounded by Craig’s drastic transformation, with viewers even remarking that they ‘hardly recognised him’.

Wow: The character of Craig Tinker looked dramatically different than his previous look (pictured in 2018)

Transformed: Coronation Street viewers were left stunned on Friday night as Colson Smith’s impressive weight loss  (left) was seen on screen for the first time (pictured right in 2018)

Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, actor Colson had been working on his fitness and often shared snaps of his workout routine in on social media.

After lockdown restrictions eased, Colson joined his fellow soap stars on set as filming resumed with social distancing in place.

Friday night marked the first time his police officer character had been seen on screen in months, and with Colson’s amazing weight loss, his return was much more noticeable.

Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their shock at Craig’s new look, with many praising actor Colson for his incredible efforts. 

Comeback: The latest episode of the ITV soap saw 21-year-old Colson's character Craig Tinker return after four months off-screen, after production halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic

Comeback: The latest episode of the ITV soap saw 21-year-old Colson’s character Craig Tinker return after four months off-screen, after production halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic

‘Omg how slim does Craig look #Corrie’ commented one viewer. 

While another declared: ‘Wow, Craig has lost so much weight. Massive well done to @colsonsmith!’

‘Wow. While I’ve put on about 2 stone, Craig’s lost that amount! He looks fab’ tweeted a third watcher.

Amazing job: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, actor Colson had been working on his fitness and often shared snaps of his workout routine in on social media

Amazing job: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, actor Colson had been working on his fitness and often shared snaps of his workout routine in on social media

New look: Friday night marked the first time his police officer character had been seen on screen in months, and with Colson's amazing weight loss, his return was more noticeable

New look: Friday night marked the first time his police officer character had been seen on screen in months, and with Colson’s amazing weight loss, his return was more noticeable

‘Blimey Craig is half the man he used to be I hardly recognised him hes lost so much weight’ said a fourth.

A fifth Corrie fan wrote: ‘Craig has done amazing with his weight loss during lockdown, looking fit.’

With another adding: ‘Wowzers! Craig’s lost loads of weight! He’s literally half the man he was. Talk about a lockdown transformation! Well done sir!’

Impressed: Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their shock at Craig's new look, with many praising actor Colson for his incredible efforts

Impressed: Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their shock at Craig’s new look, with many praising actor Colson for his incredible efforts

The soap star first showed off his impressive weight loss in March, but has been continuing to slim down while in lockdown as he kept up with his fitness routing at home. 

Colson recently spoke about how his staggering weight loss will likely cause continuity issues on Coronation Street during filming.

The star joked he will have to wear a fat suit after claiming to have lost 10 stone during lockdown.

Look at him go! The soap star recently joked he will have to wear a fat suit after claiming to have lost 10 stone during lockdown

Then and now: Colson has overhauled his look in recent years (pictured in 2018)

Look at him go! The soap star recently joked he will have to wear a fat suit after claiming to have lost 10 stone during lockdown (pictured in 2018, right) 

Colson told The Sun: ‘We are in direct continuity, but I’ve almost lost about ten stone since we left work so I’m not sure that [my hair] is going to be the biggest of their issues.

‘I might be wearing a wig and a fat suit when we go back. Now we go to a purple shampoo, which almost makes it a platinum sort of colour, which basically takes the ginger pigment out.

‘So the yellow-ness will go, and I will have a head of blonde hair, which I technically do now.’ 

Transformation: Colson has been stunning fans with his incredible weight loss during lockdown after embarking on a gruelling fitness regime

Transformation: Colson has been stunning fans with his incredible weight loss during lockdown after embarking on a gruelling fitness regime

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