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Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd returns to filming as David Platt after catching covid

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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.

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