Jack P. Shepherd doesn't like new Corrie set

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 February 2014
Jack P. Shepherd

Jack P. Shepherd

Jack P. Shepherd has revealed he is not a fan of the new 'Coronation Street' set because the new location has strict security policies requiring the cast to carry ID cards

Jack P. Shepherd doesn't like the new 'Coronation Street' set.

The 26-year-old actor, who plays David Platt in the ITV soap, has revealed he is not a fan of the show's new state-of-the-art set in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, because there are more stringent security protocols the cast and crew must adhere to.

Quizzed if he liked the new set, he said: "No, not really. It's little things like every single door you need to have your security pass with you. The set's exactly the same ... the street's slightly bigger but it's just cold there - it's like a wind tunnel around [Manchester's] Trafford Park."

The star recently welcomed his second child, son Reuben, with fiancée Lauren Shippley - with whom he also has a five-year-old daughter, Nyla - and the couple have been inundated with gifts from his 'Corrie' co-stars, including on-screen mum Helen Worth (Gail Platt).

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "Jane [Danson] got us a gift voucher for Mothercare and Helen bought him a coat and some jogging pants. Sally Dynevor got him some babygros and a shirt. They're all good to us."

However, Jack says his co-stars are more "colleagues" than friends and he doesn't usually interact with his castmates outside of work.

He explained: "I get on with everyone at 'Corrie' but they're colleagues. I'm not one of those people to call up and ask how people are, I don't text anyone to see how they are - even with my mates. I'm not a flaky friend, it's just a boy thing!"

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