Colson Smith stunned fans when he unveiled his staggering weight loss transformation on Instagram on Friday.
The 21-year-old Coronation Street star, who plays Craig Tinker on soap, revised his fitness regimen last year after a bad bout of food poisoning from a questionable shrimp made him throw a stone and a half.
Colson’s supporters rushed to congratulate him on his efforts in the comments, with a fan telling the star that he’s “trying Adele for his money”.
Wow: 21-year-old Coronation Street star Colson Smith stunned fans when he unveiled his staggering weight loss transformation on Instagram on Friday
Amazing: 21-year-old Coronation Street star who plays Craig Tinker on soap revised his fitness regimen last year after a nasty food poisoning (pictured right in 2018)
Adele wowed fans earlier this week when she uploaded an Instagram after throwing seven stones.
In the photo, a sweaty Colson beamed for the camera in sports equipment after running.
He captioned the photo: “Holiday run over. Feet in the air and family time while staying at home now! Have good people. (Sic) ‘.
Awesome: Adele wowed fans earlier this week when she uploaded an Instagram (photo) after throwing seven stones and fans told Colson he was chasing the singer for his money
A way with the ladies: Colson’s character Craig had his fair share of ladies in Coronation Street – pictured here kissing Kayla, played by Mollie Winward
He also asked his fans for inspiration for isolation training, writing in a social media snapshot: “Everyday = A Joggers day. Insulation inspiration – Talk to me Gram!
“I want to hear what you do while distancing yourself socially. Tell me your new positive goals and hobbies in this strange time ?!
He also shared another running photo and wrote, “Home training number 57364 ✔️✔️What are you up to ??. “
Fans soon flooded the comments section with his latest shots. One of them wrote: “a super fit look”, while another follower added: “a superb look! “
A third Corrie fan rang, “You look amazing, all the hard work pays off.”
“You look amazing, well done,” said another of Colson’s followers.
Yesterday and today: Colson pictured in a five-a-side football match in 2018 (left) and completed a 5 km run in April (right)
Soap star: Colson is best known for playing Craig Tinker on Coronation Street (photo last year)
Machine Lean: In March, Colson wrote: ‘Everyday = A Joggers day. Insulation inspiration – Talk to me Gram! I want to hear what you do while distancing yourself socially. Tell me your new positive goals and hobbies in this strange time ?! #StayHome #StaySafe ‘
Colson previously revealed that he lost a stone and a half in December after food poisoning while on vacation in Thailand.
Speaking on his Sofa Cinema Club podcast – which he co-stars with co-stars Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price, Colson said: “I was in Ko Lanta.
“I was sitting on the beach and the waiter came over and said,” What do you want? And I said, “I’ll have the shrimp first, please. “
On and off screen buddies: Colson pictured with Lucy Fallon who played Bethany Platt on Corrie
Going wild: The two were photographed one night on the tiles in Manchester in 2018 (left) and (right) all dressed for an evening in October
Open: Colson was very happy to discuss his lifestyle changes on social media (pictured in 2018 with co-star Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs)
“I had avoided seafood [on Ben’s advice] but I was sitting on the beach and I was like, “How can you not have seafood on the beach? “
‘Good anyway. I don’t do it again. I lost about a stone and a half.
Colson said he could only eat one banana and three slices of toast in the week after eating the questionable shrimp.
Since then, the star has littered his Instagram with photos of him in sportswear and of course has adopted a much healthier eating plan than just eating toast.
Colson joined Coronation Street at the age of 12 in 2011 with his mother Beth, [Lisa George]and his pet rat, whose name was Darryl.
Her character became a much-loved part of the soap after joining the police and helping Bethany Platt, (Lucy Fallon), bring down her rapist.
After becoming good friends, the couple briefly dated.
Colson and Lucy became good friends in real life and were often photographed at parties together in Manchester.
The actor was cast in the series after being spotted during Northern Film and Drama lessons.
In 2016, it was revealed that he had already thrown three and a half stones after hitting the gym and following a strict diet.
And it looks like he worked even harder on his own personal goals from 2019.
Good job: fans soon flooded the comments section. One of them wrote: “a super fit look”, while another follower added: “a superb look! “