CORONATION Street star Jack P Shepherd has returned to filming after catching covid.
The actor – who plays David Platt in the ITV soap – was forced to call in sick to work after he caught the virus after realising he had lost his senses of smell and taste.
He has now resumed filming on the soap after his bout with the illness.
Speaking last week on the Sofa Cinema Club podcast he explained: "I have the vid, it caught me.
"I don't have any symptoms. Nothing. I was in the shower Monday morning and I can't smell the shampoo and I go, 'This is weird.'
"Shower gel – nothing. It's an FCUK box set, Hanni's mum got me it for Christmas.
"So I'm using that and I can't smell it, but I've never used it before so I don't know whether it's just s**t or I can't smell it."
He went on: "So I get out and go, 'I'll clean my teeth now.' Can't taste any toothpaste or mouthwash. And I go, 'Ooh, this is a big one'."
Jack concluded: "I just ring up work and go, 'I can't smell or taste.'
"They're like, 'Right, do a lateral flow.' It says I've got it. Two lines, see you later."
🔵 Read our soap spoilers live blog for the latest gossip
But his taste has thankfully come back.
He joked: "I can taste my shower gel, so everything is back.
"Other than the smell or taste I wouldn't have known that I'd got it. So that's been my week."
ITV had no comment to make.
- Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip
- Find all Coronation Street spoilers here
Most read in Soaps
EastEnders' Tom 'Rocky' Cotton confronted by Mick Carter for viewing PORN on laptop
EastEnders fans spot clue Gray will be murdered after Chelsea's confession
Coronation Street fans slam Chesney Brown and Gemma Winter's poverty plot hole
Corrie's Kimberly Hart-Simpson sends shows fans first look at comeback
Corrie veteran Jack and Hanni – who worked behind the scenes on the ITV1 soap – have been together for three years.
Hanni worked in the publicity team and once had a cameo in the ITV soap.
In January 2019 Jack, who plays David Platt in Coronation Street, took the next step and moved in with Hanni after 14 months of dating.
Source: Read Full Article