Entertainment Corrie bosses warn Simon Gregson to 'be on best behaviour' after drunken Aintree brawl
Corrie bosses issue Simon Gregson 'stark warning' after boozy Aintree brawl
The 47-year-old, who plays Steve McDonald on the ITV soap, was quizzed by cops after a fight broke out near Aintree racecourse following Ladies Day last Friday. The brawl came just days after Simon was kicked out a nightclub for dancing topless on a table. It was also said that the 47-year-old 'hurled abuse' at staff when they requested that he get down from the table. Now bosses and producers of the soap have called Simon in to give him a warning after his recent behaviour, writes The Mirror.
veteran 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 – is thought to have been quizzed by police last week after a brawl broke out near Aintree racecourse.
In addition to this, Simon was reportedlyafter 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.
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“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.
“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.
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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.
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 first joined the cast of Coronation Street in 1989, and has gone on to become a fan favourite on the cobbles, but recently.
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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