Corrie: Steve McDonald was Simon Gregson’s FIRST ever acting job

Simon says Steve McDonald is just a version of himself after he joined the cast aged just 17.

He admitted: “I had no idea what I was doing when I joined the show. I’d never acted. I kind of learned on the job.

“And as the decades rolled by, I thought, ‘Well, the simplest way to do this is maybe just say it like you mean it and be maybe a more exaggerated me’.

“Obviously, the big differences are, I probably wouldn’t do half the things that that idiot does and he probably wouldn’t do half the things that I do.

“It would be nice for people to see that I’ve probably got a modicum of more intelligence than Steve. I believe myself to be extremely blessed with where I work.

“I love everybody there and they pretty much pay me just to go in and mess around all day and I just laugh from the minute I go until the minute I leave.

“I’ve grown up with pretty much everybody there since I was a kid, so it’s a very, very good place to work and I’ve no plans to leave.

“No. Not at all. It’s a job for life. Can’t see why not.”


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