Coronation Street star Jack P. Shepherd's son Reuben, 5, follows in his footsteps as he makes his first acting debut in TV advert

His dad has played the part of David Platt in the ITV soap since 2000.

And Jack P. Shepherd's son Reuben, five, appears to be following in his father's footsteps as he made his first TV debut in an advert for a furniture brand.  

For his role, the little one can be seen playing a game of chess as he's surrounded by other actors who are relaxing on different sofas.

Leading the way: Jack P. Shepherd's son Reuben, five, appears to be following in his father's footsteps as he made his first TV debut in an advert for a furniture brand

Leading the way: Jack P. Shepherd's son Reuben, five, appears to be following in his father's footsteps as he made his first TV debut in an advert for a furniture brand

Reuben has been attending acting classes at 13 Performing Arts School, in Manchester - which was set up by his dad, 31, and mother Lauren Shippey. 

Lauren couldn't resist gushing over her son as she took to her Instagram stories to share a snap of Reuben when he flashed up on her living room TV.

Ever the doting mother, she typed on the snap: 'It's Reubs!!! @13peformingartsschool.'  

TV debut: For his role, the little one can be seen playing a game of chess as he's surrounded by other actors who are relaxing on different sofas

TV debut: For his role, the little one can be seen playing a game of chess as he's surrounded by other actors who are relaxing on different sofas

Jack and his ex fiancee Lauren have remained friends for the sake of their son and daughter Nyla Rae, nine.

The pair split in 2011 briefly when a DNA test revealed Jack was the father to a baby boy after a one-night stand with sales executive Sammy Milewski.

He won her back after proposing but they never set a date for their big day, and split in October 2017.

Over: Jack and his ex fiancee Lauren have remained friends for the sake of their son and daughter Nyla Rae, nine (pictured in 2016)

Over: Jack and his ex fiancee Lauren have remained friends for the sake of their son and daughter Nyla Rae, nine (pictured in 2016)

Family: Reuben, five, and their daughter Nyla Rae, nine, pictured together recently

Family: Reuben, five, and their daughter Nyla Rae, nine, pictured together recently 

Jack has just returned from a holiday in the  Dominican Republic to celebrate his new girlfriend Hanni Treweek's 30th birthday. 

The pair began dating in December 2017, following Jack's split from his partner of 15 years Lauren.

In January, The Sun reported that Jack had moved with his long-term partner having previously resided with co-star Colson Smith in a £300,000 Manchester flat.

A source told the website: 'Jack and Hanni are officially living together now. They've been dating over a year, and it felt like the right time for them.'

New love: Jack has just returned from a holiday in the Dominican Republic to celebrate his new girlfriend Hanni Treweek's 30th birthday

New love: Jack has just returned from a holiday in the Dominican Republic to celebrate his new girlfriend Hanni Treweek's 30th birthday

Coronation Street star Jack P. Shepherd's son Reuben, 5, makes his first acting debut in TV advert

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