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Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson is swapping Weatherfield for a creepy Welsh castle this winter on I’m A Celebrity - here’s everything you need to know about him including his TV career, age and family life.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2021 has signed up Coronation Street favourite Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald in the soap, to tackle this year’s Bushtucker trials and gruesome living conditions in the Welsh castle.
Joining campmates including Frankie Bridge and Arlene Phillips, Simon Gregson, aged 47, will be leaving behind his wife and three children to face his fears.
So what do we need to know about I’m A Celeb campmate Simon? From his family life to his Coronation Street career and net worth - here’s the essential facts on the soap star:
Simon Gregson, whose real surname is Gregory, is best known for his role of Steve McDonald on Coronation Street. He’s one of Corrie’s longest standing actors after he joined the ITV soap in 1989 - 32 years ago.
Born on October 2 1974, Simon is 47 years old.
Married since 2010, Simon is married to wife Emma Gleave who he has three children with.
Emma herself remains out of the spotlight, leaving her career and other details unknown.
She has, however, supported husband Simon at a number of award events and even stood alongside him on All Star Family Fortunes.
A family of five, Simon and Emma have three children together.
Their eldest is son Alfie, 14, then they have Harry, 12 and youngest son, Henry, 5.
Thanks to his long-standing soap career, Simon is believed to have a net worth in the region of £1million.
It’s reported he earns £150,000 a year for his role as Steve McDonald.