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Corrie’s Simon Gregson ‘secretly working in wife’s tearoom’ during his break from the soap

Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson ‘secretly working in wife’s tearoom’ during his break from the soap after fracturing his leg in six places

He’s known to millions as Rovers Return landlord Steve McDonald.

But Corrie actor Simon Gregson has now reportedly swapped the soap for scones after taking a job in his wife Emma Gleave’s tearoom near their home in Cheshire. 

It comes after the 48-year-old was forced to take an extended break from show after suffering a nasty fall and fractured his leg in six places. 

Change of scene: Corrie’s Simon Gregson, 48, is secretly working in wife Emma’s tearoom during his break from the soap after fracturing his leg in six places

The actor, who has appeared in the show since 1989, has been spotted helping behind the till at Morley Tea Rooms thanks to his new-found spare time.    

A source told The Sun: ‘Simon’s been spotted helping out on a few occasions’. 

Emma – who shares sons Alfie, 15, Harry, 13 and Henry, six with Simon – took over the business in October and specialises in freshly baked cakes and scones. 

Exit: And the soap star, who's appeared in the show since 1989, has been helping behind the till at Morley Tea Rooms thanks to his new-found spare time

Exit: And the soap star, who’s appeared in the show since 1989, has been helping behind the till at Morley Tea Rooms thanks to his new-found spare time

New venture: Emma took over the business, that's in the grounds of Morley nurseries, in October and specialises in freshly baked cakes and scones (pictured together)

New venture: Emma took over the business, that’s in the grounds of Morley nurseries, in October and specialises in freshly baked cakes and scones (pictured together)

Speaking about his injury last month Simon told The Mirror: ‘I literally just went over and rolled my ankle, outside the back of the house’.

He went on to admit that show bosses had written his injury into the show: ‘They just kind of spoke about it. It’s like when Bobby Ewing woke up in the shower [in Dallas]. No one cares after about five minutes.’ 

However it’s unclear when he will return to the soap, with his character currently off screens after jetting off to Spain to visit his mother Liz (Beverley Callard). 

Bidet Bardot: It comes after Simon confessed that his three sons would be 'mortified' over their dad's new look as he took part in ITV's new drag show Queens For The Night last month

Bidet Bardot: It comes after Simon confessed that his three sons would be ‘mortified’ over their dad’s new look as he took part in ITV’s new drag show Queens For The Night last month

It comes after Simon confessed that his three sons would be ‘mortified’ over their dad’s new look as he took part in ITV’s new drag show Queens For The Night last month. 

He told  The Mirror that he was sure his boy’s would ‘get grief’ once they returned to school after the show aired.

‘We’ll watch it as a family and have fun, but then they’ll feign disgust as soon as they get to the school gates’.

Simon, under the pseudonym Bidet Bardot, joined Chris Hughes, Mr. Motivator, Adam Woodyatt, Joe Marler and George Shelley as they seek to master the disciplines of drag, from singing, dancing, lip syncing, impression, comedy or Dragic, short for Drag magic. 

They¿re probably going to get grief. We'll watch it as a family and have fun, but then they'll feign disgust as soon as they get to the school gates' said Simon (pictured in May)

They’re probably going to get grief. We’ll watch it as a family and have fun, but then they’ll feign disgust as soon as they get to the school gates’ said Simon (pictured in May)

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