Coronation Street star Colson Smith has shown off his impressive 10 stone weight loss during a day out in the park.
The actor, 22, embraced a healthy new diet and exercise regime during the soap’s filming break last year, and looked like a new man as he enjoyed the sunshine this week.
Colson was seen out and about in London, going for a run in the capital’s Hyde Park and and later strolling past the Serpentine lake and chatting on his phone.
He was dressed him black running gear and white trainers and carried his rucksack on his back.
After losing so much weight and dyeing his red hair blonde, Colson now looks very different to a year ago and previously admitted he was worried it would cause continuity problems on Corrie.
The actor start his health kick after the soap was forced to stop filming at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the cast eventually went back to set once cases had dropped and new health and safety measures had been brought in.
Colson admitted he might have to wear a fat suit and a wig so his new look wouldn’t disrupt the soap.
He 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.
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“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.”
Colson previously opened up about how he lost the weight, revealing he had his food delivered each day, and was sticking to a diet plan devised by a life coach.
During an appearance on Lorraine, he explained: “I have my breakfast and lunches delivered, and they’re still being delivered now, which means cooking I don’t have to think about, I can just eat.
“And in terms of the gym, I’ve kind of kept in touch with the gym I’ve been going to in Manchester because they’re putting on lots of training programmes on their app.
“I’ve done the odd Joe Wicks PE, and then it’s just making the most out of the situation.”