Shepherd threatens to quit the soap
The actor has played David Platt for an impressive twenty years but has warned there are some conditions under which he would choose to walk away from the long running soapSign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror soapsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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The 32 year old actor has played David Platt for twenty years on the long running ITV soap but says he would be willing to walk away if his character isn’t given enough to do.
David has been involved in some high profile plots over the past two decades, with the character being a challenge for on screen mum Gail, and more recently was involved in a harrowing rape storyline.
But Jack, who has only two other acting credits to his name away from playing David, says he would walk from the show that has made him a household name if he gets bored.
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He told the Daily Star: “If something came up that was too good an opportunity to turn down, or if they stopped writing good stories for me, then I probably would leave.”
Soap fans who have a soft spot for Jack and his character might have nothing to worry about for the time being.
He added: “But at the minute they like having me there and I like being there.”
Coronation Street has seen the number of episodes reduced in recent weeks after the coronavirus pandemic brought filming on the iconic show to a halt in March.
Coronation Street and Emmerdale to return to filming in June clever camera angles However, the soap along with fellow ITV show Emmerdale is hoping to get back under way with filming in the coming weeks after planning a safe way for cast and crew to get back to work on the cobbles.
A source told The Sun on Thursday: “Production is starting up again in June.
“Emmerdale is being used as the benchmark for safety guidelines as they have a lot of space and it’s the perfect location to put the social distancing measures into practice. Everyone will be adhering to social distancing and scenes will be filmed with smaller groups.
EastEnders filming will begin again next month but with major changes for cast
“The teams will be able to film in certain ways which will minimise distancing.”
An ITV spokeswoman told Mirror TV: ” The health and well being of our people and those who work with us has always been our highest priority and remains so as we look to restart production.
“We are in the final stages of working with others across the industry on a return to production protocol and we are in active discussions with Government on this. We will share more news in due course.”