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Jessica Sansome

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd says 'this is fame' as he experiences 'dream' job away from ITV soap

Jack P Shepherd has been on Coronation Street for more than 20 years - but it wasn't until this weekend that he had a taste of his 'dream' job. The actor, who plays David Platt in the ITV soap, enjoyed a bit of work away from the cobbles.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday evening (April 30), Jack posted a picture of a dressing room door bearing his name. "Dream came true today," he posted, adding: "Finally did Catchphrase."

He filmed an episode of the ITV gameshow rebooted with Stephen Mulhern in 2013.

Jack then filmed inside his dressing room, with the soap star seen in the mirror sporting a black leather jacket and black skinny jeans. "This... This is fame," he added.

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"Look at this, I have a fridge," Jack said as he opened the door. He then left the room and revealed how he even had his own loo. He filmed another sign on the door which read: "Jack P Shepherd Toilet."

"Look at this, you can't beat it can you?," he was heard saying from behind the camera as he showed another dressing room

Last month, Jack jokingly shared his annoyance after his long-time co-star William Roache, also known as Bill, dropped a huge clanger during their recent set interaction. While Jack has held the role he has of David since 2000 after bagging the now famous role as a teenager, Bill is Corrie's longest-serving star having been playing Ken Barlow since the very first episode back in December 1960.

The David Platt actor said it was a 'dream' to appear on the ITV game show (Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

But it appears that despite appearing together in the programme for 23 years, Bill can't separate Jack from his character. Appearing on This Morning alongside his Corrie co-star Colson Smith to chat about their podcast's latest live show in Manchester later this year, the pair were shown clips briefly showing their time on the cobbles. Jack was told by Phillip Schofield: "You were very young though."

To which the soap star replied: "Yeah but only the other day though, I've been in the show 23 years now and the other day, I'm in work and I'm walking down the corridor and Bill Roache came in - Ken Barlow - and he's coming in with his little leather bag and I went, 'Hi Bill, you alright?'

Jack was loving his experience backstage at Catchphrase (Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

"And he went, 'Morning David!'" As Phillip and Rochelle Humes laughed, Jack hilariously dissolved into his seat to show how he felt about being called by his character's name by the soap legend. "23 years he's known me for," the 35-year-old jokingly fumed. "23 years and he went 'David' and I thought, 'really? Is that where we are?'"

He added: "I'm not going to correct him, am I?" Rochelle then replied: "It's a hard thing to get your head [around]. Obviously you know him personally..." but before she could finish her sentence Jack chipped in with faux outrage: "Well I thought I did! I'm not going to say, 'It's Jack!' That's going to destroy his brain."


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