CORONATION Street’s Colson Smith looked unrecognizable from day one as his onscreen character Craig Tinker.
The actor who plays the police officer in ITV shocked fans when he first revealed his godly way of losing weight in 2020.
The TV star, 23, first entered the contest in August 2011, when the teenager and his mother Beth dated Steve McDonald.
He proved to be a fan favorite and returned as an official character in early 2012.
He joined the soap as a 12-year-old teenager and has changed dramatically over the past 11 years.
In an instant, Colson looks very different as the fresh-faced youngster who has become a fan favorite over the past decade.
Last year, the actor revealed about horrible trolling His weight has affected him over the years.
The star decided to completely change his life with exercise and healthy eating to ensure that he could chase people as a cop on Corrie.
But despite losing a lot of weight, the nasty comments he received online from the age of 11 will always be imprinted in his mind.
Colson recently told UK World Runner-up Magazine: “That chubby kid is the one I looked at every day in the mirror and I still see him now.”
“It’s a battle I’ll probably carry with me for the rest of my life,” he added.
One thing Colson has really started to love since his lifestyle change is happening.
At the beginning of his journey, he did it because he wanted to lose weight, but quickly realized how great it made him feel mentally, as well as physically.
“My first runs came in a dry, pitch-black hour,” explains Colson. I was snoring and wearing a cap. I don’t want to be seen.
“But then you see other people who look like you, in the same position as you, and the inhibitions start to subside.
“Running gives you confidence. You don’t do it for anyone else and no one else will do it for you.
“Once you have that idea in mind, you are the winner.”
Colson first showed off her gruesome weight loss at the TRIC Awards in London in March 2020.
Weeks later, the UK was put into their first coronavirus lockdown, meaning the actor had plenty of time to focus on his fitness ponies.
Over the months, he regularly shares what he has achieved during his time exercise at home on Instagram and wowed his fans with his ever-shrinking frame.
Colson first announced his epic weight loss on screen last August after returning to work.
The actor decided share his journey with fans about the documentary Bored of Being the Fat Kid he released on his YouTube channel.
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