Jack says he is nothing like David Platt

Corornation Street star Jack P Shepherd says growing up on screen as David Platt on the soap has made him old before his time.

The actor, 25, is set to become a dad again this year with girlfriend Lauren Shippey, who is pregnant with their second child.

‘Because you’re always around adults, you have to grow up fast – which is why I’m basically a 48-year-old man now. I don’t go out – I’m like a recluse.’

Jack insists he is nothing like his wayward on screen character, preferring to stay at home and learn his lines rather than go out. 

That’s a good thing – David‘s past exploits have included hiding drugs in his  niece’s doll and faking suicide to disrupt his sister’s wedding.

‘I’m not a serial killer or anything. If I were a Top Trumps card and it said “Evil look, ten,” it would be “physical strength, minus one.”‘

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