Coronation Street star apologises for his betrayal

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd – aka David Platt in the ITV soap – has apologised to girlfriend Lauren Shippey for cheating on her.

Jack, 22, has been dating Lauren since he was 14 and the couple have a baby daughter Nyla Rae, born in February last year.

But the romance is over after after Sammy Milewski, 25, revealed in a Sunday newspaper that Jack had a one-night stand with her on 17 April in Leeds and that she’s now expecting his baby.

‘When we met he told me he was single – and I thought he was a great down-to-earth guy,’ Sammy reveals. ‘Now I realise he is just an immature prat.’

Jack insists he now realises the enormity of his error.

‘I would like to apologise to my family, for all the hurt and pain I have caused them, to ITV Granada for letting them down, and especially to Lauren and Nyla, who are the most important people in my life,’ the actor says in a statement.

‘I now need to concentrate on what is really important, my family and my career, as I have abused my position as an employee, partner and father, and for that I am deeply sorry.’