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Jack P Shepherd on how he went from failing at school to joining Corrie

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For the latest Coronation Street news and spoilers - sign up here Jack P Shepherd has taken a trip down memory lane as he shared how he ended up on the path to Corrie.

The 33-year-old has delighted fans by sharing a photo of himself as a 11-year-old in a production of Bugsy Malone, a year before he joined Coronation Street as David Platt.

Jack has played Corrie favourite David for 21 years - and he's revealed that his journey into acting is down to his mum. Read more: The actor says he was failing at school then, during the six week summer holidays, his mum ordered him to put his 'jazz shoes' on and go to youth club with his sister. "11 year old me as Bugsy Malone..." he explained to his Instagram followers. "A year before in 1998 I was

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