Coronation Street actor Jack P. Shepherd has praised the new addition to his on-screen family.
The David Platt actor recently confirmed that the role of David the dog has been recast.
The pooch, owned by David Platt, made his debut in 2017, but after a recent absence it has now been announced that a new pup will take on the role.
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Corrie star Jack announced the news on the ITV soap's TikTok account last month.
He confirmed that the new David, played by Dave the dog, has arrived on the cobbles.
Speaking to Daily Star and other press about his new co-star, Jack said: "He's good, he's only done one day so far.
"He was very nervous but he's alright.
"He's well behaved and sits when he should and moves when he should so that's a win win."
Cradling him and showing him off to followers, Jack confirmed in the announcement video that the new dog was replacing the old actor in the role.
He said: "So this is David, the new David the dog.
"He is actually called David, or Dave. He’s the brand new one and he’s done his first day, two scenes, he’s very tired.
"He’s going to go home for some treats now. But he’s very good, very well behaved."
As he held on to the pooch, Jack was loving his new co-star and said: "Look at him, look at him!"
The former dog playing David hasn't been seen on screen for a while, but it's expected the character will be back within weeks.
Fans of the ITV soap will recall that David was the dog of a character called Mrs Moss, who was a client at Audrey’s salon.
"Mrs Moss loved human David, so much so she named her little dog after him before leaving him to David in her will when she died.
The character passed away in 2017 and the furry four-legged friend has been with the Platts ever since.
Coronation Street airs on ITV1 and ITVX
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