Coronation Street star Colson Smith celebrates birthday with latest weight-loss selfie

Danny Thompson
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Colson Smith attending the TRIC Awards 2020 held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Colson Smith attending the TRIC Awards 2020 held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Coronation Street’s Colson Smith celebrated his recent birthday with a selfie showing off his continuing weight-loss journey.

The actor, who plays aspiring police officer Craig Tinker on the ITV soap, wowed fans after showing off his new look earlier this year.

Posting a selfie on Instagram to celebrate turning 22, Smith’s 161,000 followers saw how the actor is looking trimmer then ever as his healthier lifestyle continues.

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Smith wrote alongside the photo: "Thanks for the birthday loving."

The image included gravestone gif with the words "My youth" on it.

Colson Smith shares birthday selfie on social media (credit: Colson Smith Instagram)
Colson Smith shares birthday selfie on social media (credit: Colson Smith Instagram)

On Twitter, Smith posted: "Thanks for the birthday love #22."

Fellow Corrie star Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby, responded: "Aw many happy returns lovely."

Discussing his huge weight loss during an appearance on Good Morning Britain in June, he revealed part of the reasoning for losing weight was due to his Corrie storyline which sees character Craig becoming a police officer.

He said: "When I prepared for this storyline, I said to myself I’ll make it as easy as I can for myself, so I sat down with Rob Brennan who’s a life coach, and we worked through everything I could do to make it as easy as possible.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 16:  Colson Smith attends the British Soap Awards at Manchester Palace Theatre on May 16, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Colson Smith attends the British Soap Awards at Manchester Palace Theatre on May 16, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

"So I have my breakfast and lunches delivered and they’re still being delivered now by a company called FitChef which means cooking basically I don’t have to think about I can just eat.

"In terms of the gym: I’ve kind of kept in touch with the gym I go to in Manchester, because they’re putting on loads of training programmes on their app and stuff like that.

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"I’ve done the odd Joe Wicks PE! It’s just making the most out of the situation."

Smith has played Craig since joining the soap as a child in August 2011.