Jack P. Shepherd takes on-screen son under his wing

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Jack P. Shepherd

Jack P. Shepherd

'Corrie' star Jack P. Shepherd has revealed he's taken his on-screen son Harry McDermott under his wing and the youngster will attend Jack's drama school.

Jack P. Shepherd's on-screen son is to attend his drama school.

The 'Coronation Street' actor - who plays David Platt on the ITV soap - has taken Harry McDermott, his son Max in the show, under his wing and the youngster will begin taking classes at the performing arts academy he runs with fiancée Lauren Shippey.

Jack explained: "From September, Harry's coming to the drama school I run.

"He'll be able to bring his scripts in so I can help him prepare, which will be perfect. But he's already very good - I'm just trying to help him and give him a few tips where I can, to make it as natural as possible."

The actor did, however, say that his young co-star is already very capable.

He told Inside Soap magazine: "Harry always knows his lines and exactly where he should be on set for the cameras - he's picking it all up very fast.

"And it's not very difficult to make him laugh when the script demands it!"

It was announced recently that the character of Max is set to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and his mum Kylie Platt - played by Paula Lane - will become addicted to his medicine.

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