Gail Platt’s youngest son, played by Jack P Shepherd, divided soap addicts with his just-out-of-bed appearance, which he paired with a red and black checked shirt.
Looking like he’d just woken up from a kip, he rocked into Coronation Street‘s Rovers Return pub leaving some viewers well and truly stunned.
One raged: “What is actually happening with David’s hair? Did he donate the sides to Simon?”
Another mused: “Has David just come from ‘The Capitol’?
“Serious ‘Hunger Games’ vibe there, mate!”
One then posted: “I am admittedly very confused about bearded David Platt” as a Corrie loyal followed up with: “What has David done to his hair??!!”
Yet some found themselves drawn to the hairdresser’s new look, which marked a departure from his clean-cut image.
One gushed: “When did David Platt get kinda hot?!”
A fan then wrote: “Grappling with the fact that I now fancy David Platt.”
Sarah-Lou’s little brother was busy offering Craig Tinker advice about how to woo her daughter, Bethany.
Craig told how he was super-keen on the blonde but felt she was seeing someone else.
In his typical carefree style David told him: “The best thing you can do is go home, wait for Bethany to ring and ignore her.”