Inside Coronation Street star Colson Smith’s incredible weight loss journey after dropping five stone

Inside Coronation Street star Colson Smith’s incredible weight loss journey after dropping five stone

10/06/2020

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Coronation Street actor Colson Smith has been keeping soap fans updated on his impressive body transformation journey which began in 2016.

The soap actor, who plays police officer Craig Tinker on the cobbles, has been on a fitness kick for the past few years shedding around five stone and he currently looks slimmer than ever.

Colson started his workout journey so that he could get into shape and keeping to a strict diet and exercise regime he looks completely different to the person who arrived on the cobbles back in 2011.


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Colson regularly shares active snaps of himself on social media and his newly trim body, back in May he posted a slimmed down picture of himself on Instagram after he went for a run.

Beaming in his workout gear, Colson captioned the picture: “Bank Holiday run done. Feet up & some family time while staying at home now! Have a good un folks.” [sic]

He's been keeping on top of his new regime during lockdown too, taking to Instagram in July to share his delight at being able to workout with bigger weights at the David Lloyd gym in Manchester, which had set up an outdoor area.


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Since lockdown began Colson had to make do with his garden gym set-up to continue his intense workouts and keep up his impressive fitness regime losing two stone in the past year.

He stunned fans when he took to his social media to show off his slimmed-down physique as he donned a light grey tracksuit and also shared a photo of himself standing outside after having been on a run in the sweltering heat.

Dressed in a Gymshark grey top with matching grey shorts, he captioned it: "Bank Holiday run done Feet up & some family time while staying at home now! Have a good un folks," [sic] with a British flag and a sun emoji.

Many of his 155,000 followers couldn't help but comment on the incredible photo as one person wrote: "Amazing transformation, well done," while another said: "Wow what a difference well done you look amazing x". [sic]


Speaking on The Aled Jones Show, the soap actor revealed in 2016 that he was trying to lose weight: “I've always wanted to be the kid who could take his top off, but I won't stop until I've won Sexiest Male at the British Soap Awards.”

He continued: “Losing weight is something I've wanted to do for a long time.”

Speaking about his new health regime, which helped him lose three stone in the same year, Colson revealed: “I feel like an athlete. Everything is monitored. My diet is monitored.”

In the same year, Colson started #ChallengeColson, where he completed 10 events for charity. The star completed a 215 mile bike ride, four 10K runs, the Yorkshire three peaks challenge and a 20K Tough Mudder.


Colson previously revealed he lost one and a half stone in December 2019 after he got food poisoning while on holiday in Thailand.

He opened up about his weight loss on his podcast Sofa Cinema Club, which he hosts with co-stars Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price: “I was in Ko Lanta. I was sat on the beach and the waiter came over and was like, "What would you like?" And I said, "I'll have the prawns to start please."

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Speaking to OK! Magazine a few years ago, Colson explained about his decision to change his lifestyle: “I started in October and by the end of January, before the National Television Awards, I'd lost three and a half stone. I now train at UP Fitness in Manchester and they weigh me, monitor my food and check if my skin is tighter, but I've told them I'm not bothered about the weight.”

He continued: “I wanted to do it for myself. I didn't care what other people thought and I still don't. You can only be called fat so many times, so I think I kind of ignored it.

"It's an all-round goal of improving my fitness. I want to feel healthy. I had a lot of spare time when I left college so I got a gym membership. I told work and they said it was fine.”

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