Simon Gregson is not expected to face any further action taken against him by cops after he was questioned in the back of a police van following an altercation between two men at a Toby Carvery in Aintree in Beginning of the month.
The Coronation Street actor, 47, was at The Rocking Horse pub opposite the racecourse after Aintree Ladies Day after spending time in one of the course’s luxury suites earlier today.
He was pictured in the back of a police van in the pub car park and it was later claimed he had apologized to ITV bosses for his actions.
The end: Simon Gregson is expected to have no further action taken against him by cops after being questioned following an altercation between two men at a Toby Carvery in Aintree earlier this month (picture of the day)
A friend of Simon’s told The Sun: “Simon has been advised that the cops will take no further action following the rowdiness in the Toby Carvery.
“It’s naturally a welcome relief for Simon and those around him. Simon knows his antics haven’t looked or been great and he’s made it clear to Corrie that it won’t happen again.
TSWT has contacted representatives of Simon, ITV and Merseyside Police for comment.
‘He was acting quite wild’: This came after Simon was allegedly kicked out of his co-star’s Manchester going away party by bouncers after dancing shirtless on furniture
A spokesman for Toby Carvery Aintree told TSWT of the incident at the time: ‘We can confirm there was an incident at the restaurant on Friday night which was reported to the police. We are cooperating fully with the police investigation.
According to the Mirror, police spoke to Simon as he sat in the back of their van in the car park of The Rocking Horse on Friday after the altercation inside the pub.
A source told the publication: “There was a fight and bouncers kicked him out – they pinned him to the ground before the police arrived.” He was taken to the police van and talked for a while. Everything was very messy.
Friends in high places: Simon was with Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall and her husband, former England rugby captain Mike, at Aintree Ladies Day before the Toby Carvery incident
A police spokesperson added to the newspaper: ‘We can confirm that Merseyside Police were present at the Rocking Horse pub on Grand National Avenue, Aintree.
“At around 9.20pm we received a report that two men were involved in an altercation inside the pub. No injuries were reported and the victim refused to file a complaint with the police. Investigations are ongoing.
Earlier today, Simon was seen with the likes of Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, 40, and her husband, ex-England rugby captain, Mike, 43.
It was later claimed that Simon was “called to an emergency meeting by Coronation Street bosses after the incident”.
According to a report, he was interrogated in an effort to get him to control his behavior when going out at night.
Hilarious: A viewer said of the previous incident: ‘He was the life and soul of the party but took it a bit far and it annoyed the bar staff and bouncers at the end’ ( photo, center, with Alexandra and boyfriend Joe Parker, far left)
A source told The Sun: “Simon is one of Corrie’s oldest stars and is loved on set, but that doesn’t mean he has carte blanche to behave as he wishes.
“Bosses told Simon his recent behavior wasn’t okay and it wasn’t a good look for the soap.
“They warned him to clean up his act. Simon apologized and told them he would be on his best behavior from now on.
It came after Simon was reportedly ordered home by bouncers after his on-screen daughter Alexandra Mardell’s going away party in the Deansgate area of Manchester in February.
In footage obtained by The Sun, the soap star could be seen dancing shirtless on furniture after getting “a bit cheerful”.
Simon reportedly directed his fury at security staff with a swear-filled rant after they tried to chase him from the venue.
One onlooker told the publication “He was the life and soul of the party, but he went a bit far and it annoyed the bar staff and bouncers at the end.”
A lipreading expert told the Simon publication that he appeared to be saying “f**k” and “f**k you” to the two staff members before assuring, “I’m going down.”
The star – who plays the character Steve McDonald in the soap opera – partied with Corrie’s Katie McGlynn at the showbiz night.
She reportedly stepped between her pal and the bouncer in a bid to calm the situation, later posting a beaming photo of herself in a must-have yellow dress alongside Alexandra, who plays Emma Booker in the ITV favorite .
The source continued: “Simon was acting quite wild – but more in the sense of being in a good mood and getting carried away.
“The crowd was laughing and cheering, with lots of people cheering him on, and most people there saw the funny side. But some clubbers were also shouting abuse at him, which was unnecessary.
Gang: Elle Mulvaney (far left) Steve (centre-left), Emma (centre) and Tanisha Gorey (centre-right) seemed in good spirits during the star-studded party
Alexandra’s photos from the night saw her partying with Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan), Colson Smith (Craig Tinker), Georgia Taylor (Toyah Battersby), Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow) and Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas).
While Simon shot to fame in the 1990s as a new heartthrob on one of the nation’s most beloved soap operas, he hid a secret life of heavy drinking and drug abuse.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the star admitted that shortly after his 1989 debut as Steve McDonald on Coronation Street, marijuana, cocaine and alcohol took over his personal life.
“I just went absolutely nuts,” the 40-year-old actor admitted. “I would pass a bottle of scotch at four or five in the morning after the pub…Sometimes I was two hours late for work. Other times, I wasn’t there at all.
Looking back: While Simon shot to fame in the 1990s as a new heartthrob on one of the country’s most beloved soap operas, he hid a secret life of heavy drinking and drug abuse (pictured 2016)
“I didn’t take it seriously and didn’t want to be there. I hated being famous. I’m not proud of my behavior, but the erection was a way to forget… Cocaine use went hand in hand with alcohol abuse. I started smoking marijuana first.
“Reality wasn’t too big, so this alternate reality with substance use was a better place to be. It was an experiment at first and I could afford it… I spent a lot on it. It changed me as a person.
Admitting that his delay on the Corrie set led to tension with his on-screen father, Charlie Lawson, he reversed it shortly after his troubles became public knowledge in 1995.
However, a sober Simon said: ‘Everything that happened made me the person I am today and I’m so grateful for the life I have. I have a fantastic job, a wonderful family, and amazing friends and colleagues. I’m a lucky guy.
Turning things around: Admitting that his delay on the Corrie set led to tension with on-screen father Charlie Lawson, he turned things around shortly after his troubles went public in 1995 (pictured on I ‘m A Celebrity last year)