Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd and Katie McGlynn enjoy a boozy afternoon in the sun with co-stars

CORONATION Street stars Jack P. Shepherd and Katie McGlynn made the most of the hot weather yesterday – with a trip to the pub.

The actors – who play David Platt and Sinead Tinker – went boozing with their co-stars at The Dock Yard in Media City, near the soap’s set in Salford.

Jack relaxed with a pint in a very loud floral shirt as he chatted with Daniel Brockleback (who plays vicar Billy), Colson Smith (Craig Tinker), Julia Goulding (Shona) and Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne).

The actors went unnoticed by fans as they sipped cold pints and soaked up the sun in the pub’s beer garden.

It looks like Jack was on duty getting the rounds in as he carefully carried two pints through the deckchair section of the venue.

The cast was enjoying a rare afternoon off in the blazing hot weather – as normally they’re working six days a week.

Since January, the soap has seen six major cast members quit the show – because they didn’t like the long hours and working weekends.

An insider told The Sun: “Working weekends was introduced a few months ago and that was the last straw for some people.

"Some of the younger ones are on £40,000 to £50,000 and they are doing a lot of promotion for the show and don't get any extra cash for that.

"The younger ones need the weekends off. Sure, they not working seven days a week but they need time off with their loved ones and having a Thursday off mid-week doesn’t help because the pressure of acting is there all the time as they know they’ve got to come in at the weekend."

The source continued: "All the execs care about is filling the hours they need to provide six episodes a week but they are letting down the cast and the viewers.

"The standard of the episodes is falling and that is also making the actors look weak. It is no wonder so many are leaving and there’s more people to come."

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