Coronation Street’s Colson Smith looks slimmer than ever after huge weight loss as he returns to the gym in Manchester

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CORONATION Street star Colson Smith looked slimmer than ever as he returned to the gym after his huge weight loss.

The actor – who plays Craig Tinker in the ITV soap – has shed an impressive amount of weight over the past year and looks totally unrecognisable.

Since lockdown restrictions closed all gyms four months ago, the star has been itching to get himself back in one.

But now the 21-year-old can get his sweat on after his local gym created a makeshift work out area on an outside tennis court.

Taking to his Instagram story, Colson gave a sneak peek of the area with a video of the whole court that boasts a range of equipment including dumbbells, aerobic boards and of course, hand sanitiser.

He captioned the post: “So this is what the gym looks like now…

“Hats off @davidlloydsmanchester”

The actor first showed off his impressive new look as he headed off to a showbiz event back in March.

He started hitting the gym regularly this year to make sure he was in shape for his storyline on the popular ITV soap.

His police officer character decided to work up a sweat and took up running after getting really out of breath while chasing shoplifters.

Last month Colson lifted the lid on how he’s shed the pounds, explained that it’s down to his gruelling fitness regime.

Sharing a video of himself working out in his back garden, Colson can be seen swinging kettlebells above his head, slamming a weighted ball on the floor and doing curls using heavy dumbells.

His weight loss during lockdown has amazed fans, with one insisting he was “giving Adele a run for her money”.

Colson’s stunned Corrie co-star Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland, replied to one picture he posted, writing: “Looking absolutely mega pal well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.”

Having completely transformed his look, Colson joked he’d lost ten stone during lockdown and would have to wear a fat suit when filming for Corrie resumed.

Speaking on his podcast, he said: “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.”

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