Jack P Shepherd: Coronation Street’s David speaks out after viewer questions tearful scene

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Coronation Street favourite Jack P Shepherd, 32, has taken to Twitter to address a surprisingly tearful moment which occurred during a scene with his character David Platt and co-star David Neilson’s character Roy Cropper in the ITV soap. A Corrie fan shared their confusion about why Roy appeared to be “crying” without an emotional reason in the episode, which aired earlier this week.

They tweeted Jack and asked: “Was Roy crying in tonight’s episode whilst talking to David?

“Didn’t look like he was meant to be but also had tears falling! @JackPShepherd88 @itvcorrie @ITV.”

Replying to the query in view of his 432,000 followers, Jack explained his fellow cast member David unfortunately “couldn’t stop his eyes from streaming” during the scene because of some windy weather while the pair were filming on set.

The actor recalled in response: “Think it was really really windy, and David was standing right in the firings line so he couldn’t stop his eyes from streaming X.”(sic)

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Another Coronation Street fan spotted Jack’s explanation and seemed grateful he had clarified the mysteriously tearful situation. 

They commented: “That makes sense. I noticed it too!”

The Coronation Street cast recently resumed filming after production was stopped for almost three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Social distancing rules have been enforced on set to allow filming to continue safely.

Jack previously shared his concerns about returning to work on the series when he received his first post-lockdown script earlier this month.

Sharing a picture of a pile of scripts on Instagram with his 357,000 followers, Jack joked that he hoped he remembers what to do following his three-month absence.

Alongside the picture, he wrote: “Let’s see if I remember how to do this.”

During his break from the soap, Jack kept himself busy entertaining his Instagram followers with his dance skills.

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In one funny social media video, the star paid homage to Hollywood legend Tom Cruise by copying his dance scene from the 1983 film Risky Business.

He stood in only a salmon pink shirt and socks as he danced around his home just like the iconic movie scene.

The clip was filmed by his girlfriend Hanni Treweek, and Jack captioned the post: “Risky Business. Another cinematic dance, suggested by @sofacinemaclub shot by @ladyhanni89.”

Elsewhere, Jack, who has been a regular in the ITV soap since he was just 12-years-old, admitted if an opportunity came up away from Corrie that was “too good to turn down” he would take it.

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Speaking to the Daily Star, the actor said: “If something came up that was too good an opportunity to turn down, or if they stopped writing good stories for me, then I probably would leave.

“But at the minute they like having me there and I like being there.”

Jack has been at the forefront of some hard-hitting storylines on the cobbles, as fans may recall the Platt family being driven into a canal in 2003.

Another memorable moment came in 2009, where the soap character was completely drenched after Charlie Stubbs [Bill Ward] attempted to drown him in the bath during one scene.

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