Coronation Street’s Jack P. Shepherd seen for the first time since revealing he is battling an eating disorder
CORONATION Street's Jack P. Shepherd has been seen for the first time since revealing that he is battling an eating disorder.
The 33-year-old star was pictured as he left the set of the ITV soap at Media City in Salford Quays today.
The actor was dressed for the sunshine in a patterned short-sleeved shirt, teaming the bold print with simple dark trousers and sunglasses.
He kept his head down and was engrossed in his phone as he went for a stroll to pick up a lunchtime baguette.
Jack decided to speak out on his eating disorder after cruel trolls told him "you need a good feed".
He hit back on Twitter after being targeted with remarks that he is too thin.
The star did not divulge further details as he wrote: "I have an eating disorder. Thank you for being nice."
He was praised by fans for speaking out – but they also insisted that he didn't have to "explain himself" to critics.
Jack shot to fame as a child actor after landing the role of David Platt in Coronation Street when he was just 12 years old.
Fans have watched him grow up on screen, and Jack previously revealed that losing his hair prematurely made him so self-conscious he almost retired from acting.
In 2019, the star underwent two hair transplants as he explained that losing his locks was having a negative impact on his mental health.
He explained at the time: "All I can say to that was that I needed to do it for my long-term mental well-being."
- For help and support on eating disorders and body image, you can call Beat Eating Disorders on 0808 201 1677 for adults, or 0808 801 0711 if you are under 18.
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