Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson is planning to quit social media after angering fans with a drunken rant

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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.”

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has hinted that he might quit social media after his drunken online rant

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.

In response to a follower, the soap star posted: “My language was the regret not my thoughts. But a huge social platform isn’t the place for them.

Simon stood by his comments, however, and said they come from a ‘good place’

“I just emphasise [sic] with a person who puts kids first regardless. I’m probably wrong not having all the facts.
“Apart from the choice language it was from a good place.”
Simon faced backlash on Monday when he defended Dominic over accusations that the aide broke lockdown rules by making a 260-mile trip to Durham.

He had defended Dominic Cummings’s decision to travel to Durham amid lockdown

The Steve McDonald actor wrote ‘family first always’ on Twitter

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.

Simon is a Corrie favourite as Steve McDonald

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.

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