CORONATION STREET star Simon Gregson admitted it’s time to “step away from the phone” after his drunken online rant.
The actor, who plays Steve McDonald on the ITV soap, tweeted a foul-mouthed support of government aide Dominic Cummings, writing: “Put your bull s**t away d**k Ed’s.”
The next day, the 45-year-old admitted he has “no idea” what he’d been talking about.
He wrote: “Well sober me has no idea what drunk me was going on about. Time to maybe step away from the phone.”
Simon said he comes from a “good place”, however, and stands by what he said.
Simon wrote: “This discussion gives me the s***s. Family first ALWAYS. regardless. People have crawled through s**t ,gun fire,climbing over dead friends to be with.
“Put your bull s**t away d**k Ed’s coz you’d do the same. Plus back off press 2 Mtrs k**b s**s.”
The final part of his post referenced journalists who doorstepped Cummings outside his London home.
However, the soap favourite, who is a married father-of-three, later toned down his initial thoughts.
He followed it with: “Ok I take it back to understand that we could all ways do that. So I hold my hands up and say. BD choice of words.
“But. Wouldn’t you? Fine line people. Let’s not be told but imagine. .”
The Coronation Street star was responding following Mr Cummings press conference at Downing Street this afternoon.
The PM’s top aide said he had ‘no regrets’ over his actions because he had not broken any rules.