Coronation Street star Colson Smith unveils toned body at gym after 10st weight loss

Colson Smith has revealed his muscular body during a training session at the gym following his whopping 10 stone weight loss last year.

The Coronation Street actor shared a selfie of himself sitting on a mat at the David Lloyd gym in Manchester and wrote: “First session back after a week of pasta and pizza.”

He added: "It was good to be back" alongside a snap of his cream trainers.

Colson started getting into exercise and healthy eating during lockdown last year in a bid to get in shape for his role as a police officer on the ITV soap.

He was keen to shed some weight so that he’d be able to chase potential criminals on set as Craig Tinker.

Colson, who is now an avid runner, has been open about the fact he was trolled over his weight before his lifestyle overhaul – something that still haunts him today.

He told The Sun Online: "At 11 years old I had a Twitter account.

"You log in, you search your name, you search ‘Craig Corrie’ and you’re looking to see what people are saying about your character or your acting, and all they’re saying is about your weight and the way you look.”

He added: "I was being branded as just the fat kid from day one. Even at school I was always the fat kid, I was always the odd one out."

The actor later admitted to Runner’s World magazine: “That fat kid is the kid that I’ve looked at every day in the mirror and I still see him now.

“It’s a battle I’m probably going to carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Colson says that his relationship with food became worse when he moved out of his parents’ house aged 17.

"I left my parents at 17 to live in Manchester, which was away from home and when everyone else was at uni, and they were having uni food, I'm sat on Deliveroo every night,” he explained.

"I got myself into a really unhealthy position. Food was a self harm to me like that, it was my comfort, and I didn't realise how much damage I was doing to myself with it."

"I had a very bad relationship with food. It was negative, it was bingey.

"It was probably a disorder, you know, it was self harm."

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