Jack P Shepherd would consider leaving Coronation Street for new opportunities

Jack P Shepherd has admitted he would consider quitting Coronation Street if other opportunities were offered to him.

The 32 year old has played David Platt on the hit ITV soap for 20 years, but has said he will move on from the cobbles if his character stops being given interesting storylines.

In 2018, the actor was involved in a harrowing male rape storyline, which the soap have confirmed will continue this year.

But Jack has admitted that he would think about leaving his long term job if it got too boring for his character.

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When discussing if he could see himself exiting the soap, he said: "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.

"But at the minute they like having me there and I like being there," he continued to tell Daily Star.

The confession may come as a bit of a shock to fans of the star, who were cheered up early this week when he performed a dance routine in his underpants.

He stripped off to a pink shirt and white pair of briefs to copy Tom Cruise in his 1983 movie Risky Business, dancing to Bob Seger's Old Time Rock and Roll.

The hilarious clip, which was posted to his 350,000 Instagram followers, was shot by Jack's girlfriend Hanni Treweek.

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It was reported earlier this week that Coronation Street, and other soaps, would resume filming next month after production was shut down following the coronavirus outbreak.

Studios are in talks of reopening and working out ways that they can stick to the social distancing regulations so that cast members stay the mandatory two meters apart, say the government.

A spokesman for the Department for Culture said: "The Government is working closely with the screen sector to understand how different types of productions can comply with social distancing guidelines, and give confidence to people in the TV and film industries that there are safe ways in which they can return to work."

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A Coronation Street representative told MailOnline: "ITV is 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."

BBC halted the production of EastEnders but rationed what they had previously filmed by showing just two episodes a week instead of four, and Emmerdale and Coronation Street also reduced the amount of episodes.

ITV have shared that Coronation Street have just enough episodes to last until "early summer" whereas it has not yet been revealed how many more shows EastEnders has left.

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