Played by: Thomas Ormson; Jack P Shepherd
2012 character poll position (men): 12
Despite being born on Christmas Day, there’s nothing angelic about David Platt! The son of Gail and Martin spent the first decade of his life as a background character before the role was taken over by cheeky Jack P Shepherd who has matured into one of the soap’s current stars.
His mum’s marriage to Richard Hillman has affected him greatly as he has become an evil mastermind himself. Despite becoming a family man recently, his deviousness has come to the fore once again, albeit in desperation this time.
The boy with a rabbit called Barney has come a long way. And very dramatic as well! His evil deeds have included greeting cards to Gail supposedly from Richard; pushing Gail down the stairs; vandalising the street; sabotaging Sarah’s wedding; framing Gary Windass for burglary; and plotting to kill Nick.
His first girlfriend was Tina McIntyre but in 2011 he married Kylie Turner and has become a loving stepfather to her son Max and in 2013 their daughter Lily was born (although it was debated if Nick was the father!).
He currently works as a junior stylist at Audrey’s salon. His wit and sarcasm makes him popular amongst viewers, especially when talking to his mum or grandmother.
Are you a fan of David?
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