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I’m a Celebrity 2021: How long has Simon Gregson been in Corrie and who is his wife?

Who is Simon married to? (Picture: ITV/ Instagram)

He’s made quite an impression since arriving in the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! camp, and Corrie star Simon Gregson is now among the favourites to be crowned the king of the castle this year.

The actor, known for playing Simon McDonald on the ITV programme, arrived with fellow soaps icon Adam Woodyatt and the pair were named Lords of the Castle after taking on the Castle Scare Fair challenge.

It meant the pair were exempt from trials and chores for a time – but things have now changed and they’re in the firing line once again.

One person who is hoping he gets to face a few challenges is his wife, who recently said that she’s been voting for him to take part in trials ever since this year’s series started.

But who is she, and how long has Simon been in Corrie? Here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Simon Gregson’s wife? 

Simon is married to Emma (Picture: Instagram/ emmagleavage)

Simon has been married to long term partner Emma Gleave since 2010 and the pair have three children together.

If Emma gets her way, he’ll be the first in line to take on a trial.

Appearing on Lorraine, Emma was asked by host Lorraine Kelly whether she thought he’d be taking on trials in the near future.

‘I hope so!’ she replied.

When asked if she’d been voting for him to take part in every trial so far, she added: ‘Absolutely, yeah! That’s the reason he’s in there.’

Emma also said that she thinks he’s doing well in the camp, saying: ‘When I saw him first on screen the other day, I actually did think he looked more relaxed than I thought he would do.’

She added: ‘We never really spend time apart to be honest, or we at least speak to each other. It’s a running joke with my friends, that if my phone rings it’s always Simon on the end of it because he rings me constantly all day every day.

‘So for him to be taken from the outside world, it has been a little bit strange – I like it a little bit, I’m not going to lie. But we are missing him a lot.’

How long has Simon Gregson been in Corrie?

He’s one of the longest-standing names in the cast (Picture: ITV)

The actor is one of the longest serving stars in the world of soaps, having started out in Coronation Street back in 1989.

Steve recently admitted he ‘hated’ the fame that came with joining Coronation Street and still does, 32 years later.

He recalled joining the show at the age of 14 as one of the McDonald twins after casting directors visited his school, and thought ‘I’m going to check this out!’.

But despite his career being made on the show, Simon admitted: ‘It was difficult for a while to adjust. This isn’t what I planned for myself and I do not like it’.

‘I hated it,’ he revealed. ‘The fame side of it I hated it. I still don’t [like it].’

The actor, 47, said when he was younger he ‘wanted to join the military or race cars’ but added: ‘I’ve never done anything but play Steve. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done.’

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is available to watch on ITV and ITV Hub.


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