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2008 was a memorable year for David – he pushed Gail down the stairs, attacked Ken Barlow, bashed up several cars, and even lashed out a policewoman! Fans couldn't get enough of Demon Dave, and it was no wonder that Jack scooped the coveted gong for Best Villain at that year's British Soap Awards.

But it wasn't the first time the actor had been honoured for his on-screen evil alter ego – he was also the winner of the Best Bad Boy award at the Inside Soap Awards in 2007. Proving it definitely can be good being so bad!

5. He has his own acting school

David and Max in Coronation Street ©  ITV

When he's not doing his thing on the cobbles, Jack's busy nurturing young talent at his drama academy, 13 Performing Arts School. The star founded the school in 2013 with his former partner Lauren Shippey, and is one of the resident teachers at its locations in Manchester and Huddersfield.

Classes on offer for the 13 to 17-year-old pupils include drama, dance and singing, and there's just one rule – have loads of fun! In 2015, the academy was awarded a LAMDA qualification, and a couple of its students have gone on to star in Scott and Bailey and Sky drama Rovers. Jack's Corrie co-star Harry McDermott (who plays David's stepson Max) is also a member. We wonder if he gets mates' rates?!

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6. He's a huge Nigel Havers superfan

Nigel Havers in Channel 4's Very British Problems ©  Channel 4

While David probably wants to throttle the man who conned his gran and made off with thousands of pounds from his mum, Jack says he'd love to see the return of smooth criminal Lewis Archer.

When asked last year which one Corrie star he'd bring back, living or dead, Jack didn't hesitate in giving his answer. "It's got to be Lewis Archer, who is of course Sir Lord Nigel Havers, and he's just an absolute lad to be around," Jack said. "I miss him dearly, he's a brilliant actor, and I'd like to see him back!"

You and us both, Jack. See if you can pull some strings and make it happen, eh?

7. He made a movie with his on-screen brother

They might have had a tumultuous on-screen relationship, but behind the cameras, Jack and co-star Ben Price (aka Nick Tilsley) are firm friends. So much so, that when Ben wrote a script for his film >Taubman, he asked Jack to star in it. The actor played an arrogant bureaucrat, trying to prevent a Jewish piano teacher (played by Corrie's Ian Puleston-Davies, aka Owen Armstrong) from getting a passport.

The trio were granted permission by ITV to shoot the production after hours in the Corrie studios, often burning the midnight oil to fit it all in with their daytime jobs. The finished production was shown at film festivals in Berlin, New York and Barcelona.

8. He's one of the Grouchy Young Men

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd at the National Television Awards in 2010 ©  Getty Images Dave M. Benett

It's not just David that gets narky – Jack is prone to being a bit grumpy from time to time. The actor was one of a group of famous tetchy 20 and 30-somethings (such as comedian Russell Kane, and ex->EastEnders star Rob Kazinsky) who featured in the Comedy Central series Grouchy Young Men (a spin-off from the BBC's Grumpy Old Men), ranting about all kinds of issues that wind them up in the 21st century.

The disgruntled gents gave their opinion on anything from the rise of the fame-hungry Z-listers, to the difficulties of dating in a modern world. Sadly there were only two series of the show between 2009 to 2011, but if you have come across one of the re-runs, it makes for entertaining viewing!, Forum discussion and sharing News from home and abroad. Starting from the ideological, political, economic, social and cultural.

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