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Jack P. Shepherd doesn't miss Paula Lane

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Jack P. Shepherd doesn't miss Paula Lane

Jack P. Shepherd doesn't miss his former on-screen wife Paula Lane.

The 28-year-old actor - who plays heartbroken bad boy David Platt - struggled to hold back the tears when he filmed the brunette beauty's alter ego Kylie Platt's shocking death earlier this year but has admitted, since the actress left the soap, he hasn't had time to think about her or feel the loss of her.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he said: "No (I don't miss her), it's only because it has been none stop, hasn't it and we haven't had time I don't think to think about her. And because the scenes we've been doing have been very dramatic, I think it'll feel weird when we're doing normal everyday Platt scenes and she's not there."

However, Helen Worth - who plays Jack's on-screen mother Gail Platt - still hasn't got over the fact Paula, 30, will never grace the cobbles again - unless she comes back as a ghost.

She explained: "The other thing is you always expect characters to come back. You don't say goodbye to them, you just think they will be there again because people do go away and come back."

The Platt family have been riddled with heartbreak since Kylie's death but it's set to ramp up a notch in the coming weeks as David becomes fixated on getting his revenge on his wife's killer Clayton Hibbs (Callum Harrison).

The hairdresser decides to buy a second hand car and plots to fill it with petrol and cause a horror smash between him and the prison truck, which is transporting Clayton from his cell to the court dock for his trial.

However, he's seemingly stopped in his tracks when his mother Gail learns of the idea and traps in a cellar to stop him creating the inferno, which would ultimately kill him as well.

Jack explained: "David wants to kill [Clayton] but he knows the only way he's gonna kill him means that he has to kill himself in the process."