Simon Gregson is one among the celebrities competing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2021.
The actor is a very acquainted face to many British viewers, having performed Steve McDonald on the ITV cleaning soap Coronation Street for greater than three a long time.
Gregson, who grew up in Stockport, has received many British Soap Awards for his efficiency as McDonald, who he has performed since 1989.
Aside from Corrie, Gregson has appeared on the present All Star Family Fortunes, a movie star particular of Catchphrase and Celebrity Haunted Mansion, which he received.
In the Nineties, Gregson made headlines for numerous site visitors offences and issues with alcohol and medicines.
Speaking to The Mirror in 2014, he stated: “Me and my mates would get dangerously drunk. We were really stupid. I went completely wild. I’d pay for everyone to stay in hotel suites. I’d go through a bottle of Scotch at 4 or 5am after the pub. I was spending all my salary going out or on cars.
“Sometimes I’d be two hours late for work. Other times I’d not be there at all. I didn’t take it seriously and I didn’t want to be there. I hated being famous. I’m not proud of my behaviour, but getting wasted was a way of forgetting.”
He added: “The cocaine use came hand in hand with the alcohol abuse. I started smoking marijuana first.
“Reality wasn’t too great so this alternative reality with the use of substances was a better place to be. It was an experimentation at first and I could afford it. I was spending a lot on it. It changed me as a person.”
Gregson has been married to long-term companion Emma Gleave since 2010. They have three sons.
I’m a Celebrity airs on ITV at 9pm.