Corrie’s Colson Smith ‘juggling two lives’ amid incredible 10st weight loss

Coronation Street star Colson Smith has admitted he is forced to "juggle two lives" amid his epic weight loss journey.

The actor, who plays Craig Tinker on the cobbles, dropped an incredible 10 stone in a bid to increase his fitness just as his character was joining the police force and found himself struggling with his weight.

Through a balance of healthy eating and a rigorous running schedule, the weight dropped off, leaving the actor almost unrecognisable.

Providing his fans with an update on social media, Colson took to his Instagram Stories after his latest run to display a collection of clothes to head to work at Coronation Street in.

Among them were a black puffa jacket and a baseball cap.

Colson's legs could just about be seen in the candid snap, wearing running shorts and trainers for his regular bout of exercise.

The actor captioned the snap: "Juggling the two lives. Work. Run."

It appears the star is having to balance his exercise regimen with his work on the cobbles, as he could later be seen appearing at the ITV studios to film scenes as Craig.

But he seems to be doing a good job of it, as he also showed off some shiny new running times, which showed he had been running for almost 50 minutes and covered a distance of 10.25 kilometres.

That’s just four minutes and 50 seconds per kilometre.

Posing outside the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Colson wrote: "Time for food and then bed. Proper rock and roll me!"

The star admitted he initially wanted to lose weight because he was tired of being seen as "the fat kid" – and confessed he would "self-harm" with food.

He explained in his documentary Bored of Being the Fat Kid: "I was always the fat kid. In most of my social situations, social circles, that’s just who I was. And it’s kind of the identity I ended up with.

"But I made that conscious decision that I was ready to change that identity and I was ready to move on from it.

"And it’s changed my entire outlook and I say a lot of that is down to running and the routine and being healthy.

"I left my parents at 17 to live in Manchester, which was away from home. And when everyone else was at uni, I’m sat on bloody Deliveroo every night."

He added: "So I had got myself into a really unhealthy position where food was a self-harm to me. It was my comfort and I didn’t realise how much damage I was doing to myself with it.

“Whereas now I’ve kind of changed all of that without realising that I’ve changed."

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