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Corrie bosses warn Simon Gregson to ‘be on best behaviour’ after Aintree brawl


Coronation Street veteran Simon Gregson has been warned by the soap’s bosses to “be on his best behaviour”, according to reports.

The I’m A Celebrity star, 47 who was the runner up on last year’s showis thought to have been quizzed by police last week after a brawl broke out near Aintree racecourse.

In addition to this, Simon was reportedly asked to leave a club earlier this month after he danced topless on a table at his co-star Alexandra Mardell’s leaving do.

In light of his recent behaviour, Simon has allegedly been told to be “on his best behaviour” for the foreseeable future.



I'm A Celebrity's Simon Gregson has revealed the one ITV show rule break he got away with during his time in Gwrych Castle
I’m A Celebrity’s Simon Gregson is thought to have been given a warning by Corrie bosses

“Simon is one of Corrie’s longest-serving stars and is loved on set, but that doesn’t mean he has carte blanche to behave however he likes,” a source told The Sun.

“Bosses have told Simon his recent behaviour is not ok and it’s not a good look for the soap.

“They’ve warned him to clean up his act. Simon apologised and told them he’d be on his best behaviour from now on.”

OK! have approached representatives for Simon, ITV and Merseyside Police for comment.



Simon plays Steve McDonald
Simon plays Steve McDonald

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Snaps taken on Friday appeared to show the 47 year old sitting in the back of a police van speaking to officers, as per The Mirror.

Confirming that a brawl took place by the racecourse, police told us: “We can confirm that Merseyside Police were in attendance at the Rocking Horse pub on Grand National Avenue, Aintree on Friday 8 April.

“At around 9.20pm we received a report two men were involved in an altercation inside the pub.

“No injuries were reported and the victim declined to make a formal complaint to police. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”



Simon, pictured in 2010, has been in Coronation Street for over 30 years
Simon, pictured in 2010, has been on Coronation Street for over 30 years

Simon first joined the cast of Coronation Street in 1989, and has gone on to become a fan favourite on the cobbles, but recently called for his character to leave Weatherfield.

In light of the ongoing drama with his on-screen daughter Amy Barlow, the actor told us: “My advice [for Steve] would be to go on holiday for a very long time and have a break. I think what he has to do is just watch it from the wings and be there for Amy if needs be. That’s the only thing he can do.”

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