COLSON Smith is best known for his role as Craig Tinker in Corrie.
Here’s everything you need to know about the man behind the character…
Who is Colson Smith?
Colson Smith, 19, is from Dorchester.
The British actor is best known for playing Craig Tinker in Coronation Street since August 2011.
Colson, who moved to Yorkshire when he was five, got his big break when he attended drama classes run by Northern Film and Drama in 2009.
While acting in Corrie, Colson continued his education which he finished in 2016.
In 2016 it was revealed he had shed three and half stone after hitting the gym and being put on a strict diet.
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Who does Colson Smith play in Coronation and what storylines has he had?
Colson Smith has played Craig Tinker in Corrie since August 2011 after joining with his mum Beth and pet rat Darryl.
After bringing down Bethany Platt’s rapist last year, he finally managed to convince Bethany to become his girlfriend.
Colson has earned praise for portraying his character’s long-running battle against obsessive compulsive disorder, which has continued to worsen at the start of 2018.
Why did Jack P Shepherd move in with Colson Smith?
He has now moved into a new pad with Colson and actor Freddie Bolt.
The new roomies took to Instagram to share a series of pictures, revealing they had been living in their new place together for a week – but still haven’t worked out how to put the heating on.
Posting a picture of the three of them, Jack, 30, wrote: “My flat mates. @colsonjsmith @freddieb1993.”
Why was Colson Smith forced to issue a public apology last year?
In early 2017 Colson was forced to apologise after he was caught filming speeding cars while driving his own vehicle on a motorway.
The fans’ favourite took to his Instagram account to post the scenes as snow fell on the road surface.
The actor could have faced a fine of £200 and points in line with stricter new rules for using mobiles while driving.
He said: “I apologise for taking the photo, I was in stationary traffic and didn’t think about the implications of what I was doing.
“I realise now how irresponsible this was and will not be doing it again.”