Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd shares first look at Christmas on the cobbles

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Christmas has come early to the cobbles...

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has delighted fans by sharing a glimpse of Weatherfield in all its Christmas glory.

The actor, better known to soap fans as David Platt, made a video of the Christmas lights on the cobbles as he filmed late into the evening.

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Jack has delighted fans with a first look at Christmas on the cobbles... (Picture: Jack P Shepherd/Instagram) (Image credit: Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

Jack then shared the video on his Instagram stories, putting fans in the festive spirit.

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As Jack walked along the famous street, fans could see the soap's set lit up with Christmas lights.

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The Kabin was looking vert festive in Jack's video (Picture: Jack P Shepherd/Instagram) (Image credit: Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

Jack even added to the Christmassy mood in the video by adding Bing Crosby's Yuletide hit White Christmas to play over the top.

While there was worry at one point that Christmas 2020 wouldn't make it to Coronation Street in light of recent restrictions on filming, fans will be relieved to know that Christmas is very much on the agenda.

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Christmas has come early to Coronation Street (Picture: Jack P Shepherd/Instagram) (Image credit: Jack P Shepherd Instagram)

Also in December, Coronation Street will celebrate its 60th anniversary with three standout storylines running side by side.

 Yasmeen's verdict 

Yasmeen in court Paula Coronation Street ITV

Will Yasmeen be found guilty in Coronation Street's anniversary week? (Picture: ITV)

After weeks of waiting for Yasmeen Metcalfe's (Shelley King) trial for attempted murder to start, the anniversary week in December will see the verdict revealed.

But will Yasmeen finally find herself free from prison and from Geoff's (Ian Bartholomew) evil grip?

Or will she be spending Christmas behind bars?

A shameful secret 

Anniversary week will also see two people battling to keep a shameful secret that will ruin their lives and those around them.

As the big week in Coronation Street gets underway, viewers are set to see the web of lies threatening to destroy the lives of many.

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Ray is taking over the Street... but can the residents stop him? (Picture: ITV)

The third huge storyline will see Ray Crosby's greedy ways threatening the future of Coronation Street.

As fans already know, Ray has already managed to buy up many of the businesses on the Street. But, so far, his villainous ways have gone under the radar.

However, this is set to change as his intentions to flatten the famous cobbles to make way for new money-making developments are revealed.

Will the local residents be able to join forces and stop him in his tracks?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.