Coronation Street's David Platt is known for being a fiery character onscreen, but actor Jack P Shepherd may be equally fearless about causing controversy off screen – after tweeting a picture of a co-star's car parked in a disabled parking space.
Shepherd named and shamed actress Catherine Tyldesley by tweeting a photo of her black Mercedes parked in a disabled bay to his 281,000 followers. Tyldesley's Mercedes CLA had been parked in a clearly labelled disabled space, outside Granada's studios in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester.
Shepherd, who plays hairdresser David Platt in ITV's Coronation Street, tweeted on Wednesday: "In other news @Cath_Tyldesley's car is in a disabled space at work". Following this tweet 30-year-old Tyldesley is reported to have received online abuse, writes the Daily Mirror, with some calling her a "disgrace" and her behaviour "shameful". One riled fan branded her a "blue badge abuser".
Sources at Coronation Street said that Tyldesley, who plays glamorous Eva Price in the soap, was upset after discovering that 26-year-old Shepherd had tweeted this photo of her car.
This source added: "People are pretty sure Catherine's car won't be seen in one of those bays again."