Jack P. Shepherd, Corrie alumnus had a ‘lovely’ exchange with autistic fans on social media
Coronation Street actor Jack P. Shepherd – who plays David Platt on ITV – introduced his new hairstyle on social media earlier, which prompted an exchange of ‘adorables’ ‘ between him and a fan
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Jack P. Shepherd, who has been through an exchange with a fan who said they have autism before, after they commented on the actor’s latest social media post.
It comes after the actor, 34 – who is best known for his role as David Platt on the ITV soap opera – posted a series of selfies on Instagram to show off that he had his hair cut.
Jack shared photos of the fresh style with his 388,000 followers on the platform, writing in the caption of the post: “New hair, don’t care anymore. Me new and new year.”
The post received responses from some of his followers, including one fan who wrote in the comments that they are autistic and don’t have any friends of their own.
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They wrote to Jack: “Hope you are well and well. I am sure now how to say but my name is Ian. I am autistic and I really don’t have any friends or people to talk to or go to together.”
The fan added: “I was wondering if you would like to be friends with me. I know you will have a lot of friends but I hope that you will be able to help me and be friends.”
Although Jack hasn’t responded to other comments on the post, he took the opportunity to reply to Ian’s message, writing: “Ian is also hard to make friends so I’ll be friends with you.”
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His interactions with fans prompted other followers to respond, with one calling him “too cute”. Another said “well done”, while a third wrote: “This is lovely.”
And the actor’s comment prompted Ian to express his gratitude for the response, after which he wrote: “Thanks for your lovely kind words. It means a lot to me.”
Jack showcased more of his hairstyle in a video on his Instagram Story this afternoon, posted on the platform at the same time as the selfies were uploaded.
The video shows the actor and podcast host filming himself in the mirror as he models his hairstyle, with him saying: “For those asking, so no one, get a haircut. new.” Jack laughs.
Fans are full of praise for the new style of the father of two. One person wrote: “The new hair looks great.” Another said he “looks good”. A third said: “Look at the mint.”
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