PICTURED: The moment Corrie’s Simon Gregson danced shirtless and ‘swore at a bouncer before being kicked out’ of on-screen daughter Alexandra Mardell’s leaving party
Simon Gregson was filmed dancing shirtless on furniture before reportedly being kicked out of his Coronation Street co-star’s leaving party.
Video shows the actor, 47, with his shirt off before launching an expletive-filled rant at on-screen daughter Alexandra Mardell’s leaving party in Manchester’s Deansgate district in February.
Onlookers revealed Simon stripped off after becoming ‘a bit merry’ with his co-stars.
Wild: Simon Gregson was filmed dancing shirtless on furniture before reportedly being kicked out of his Coronation Street co-star’s leaving party
Simon allegedly directed his fury towards the security staff with an expletive-filled rant, who attempted to kick him out of the venue.
An onlooker told The Sun: ‘He was the life and soul of the party but took it a bit far and it annoyed the bar staff and bouncers in the end.’
A lip-reading expert told the publication Simon appeared to be saying ‘f**k’ and ‘f**k you’ to the two members of staff before assuring, ‘I will get down.’
The star – who plays character Steve McDonald in the soap – had been partying with Corrie’s Katie McGlynn at the showbiz bash.
Life and soul: Video shows the actor, 47, with his shirt off before launching an expletive-filled rant at on-screen daughter Alexandra Mardell’s leaving party in Manchester in February
Dancing king: Onlookers at the Manchester party revealed Simon stripped off after becoming ‘a bit merry’ with his co-stars
Asked to leave? Simon allegedly directed his fury towards the security staff with an expletive-filled rant, who attempted to kick him out of the venue
She allegedly stepped in-between her pal and the bouncer in a bid to cool down the situation, later posting a beaming photo of herself in an unmissable yellow dress alongside Alexandra, who plays Emma Booker in the ITV favourite.
The source continued: ‘Simon was acting pretty wildly — but more in the sense that he was in high spirits and getting carried away.
‘The crowd were laughing and cheering, with a lot of people egging him on, and most people there saw the funny side. But some clubbers were shouting abuse at him as well, which was unnecessary.’
Alexandra’s photos from the night saw her party with Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan), Colson Smith (Craig Tinker), Georgia Taylor (Toyah Battersby), Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow) and Mollie Gallagher (Nina Lucas).
Simon’s representatives have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.
Get down: A member of security was seen reaching up to Simon and attempting to get him down
All good: The actor was seen climbing down from the furniture after a spot of dancing
Hilarious: An onlooker said: ‘He was the life and soul of the party but took it a bit far and it annoyed the bar staff and bouncers in the end’ (pictured, centre, with Alexandra and her boyfriend Joe Parker, far left)
It comes after Alexandra revealed that her character is set to leave the cobbles in dramatic fashion as she teased the Rovers barmaid could be sent to prison.
Appearing on Friday’s episode of This Morning, the actress also detailed her reasons for leaving the soap, explaining that she fancied trying something new.
Following a fatal car crash on the show, Emma has been racked with guilt.
Although Faye Windass (Ellie Leach) was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, leaving a pensioner dead, Emma was supposed to be teaching her how to drive but she was still intoxicated from the night before.
Teasing that this could mean her character is jailed, Alexandra revealed to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary that her kindhearted alter ego cannot lie.
Gorgeous: Katie McGlynn (left) later posted a beaming photo of herself in an unmissable yellow dress alongside Alexandra (right), who plays Emma Booker in the ITV favourite
Cast night out! Alexandra with her co-stars (L-R) Mikey North, Jordan Ford Silver, Tanisha Gorey, Joe Duttine, Charlie de Melo, Harriet Bibby, Alexandra and Georgia Taylor
Gang: Elle Mulvaney (far left) Steve (centre-left), Emma (centre) and Tanisha Gorey (centre-right) appeared to be in high spirits during the star-studded party
Looking good: The star posed for another snap with Colson Smith and Julia Goulding
‘Is she off to prison? What’s gonna happen? I don’t know how she would get on with that.’
Alexandra – who cut a stylish figure for the appearance in a chic fuchsia suit – also revealed that she had originally told show bosses that she wanted to leave a year ago.
‘There wasn’t a particular reason, I just thought it was my time,’ she explained. ‘It’s a relief they’re not killing me off, the door is open which is lovely.’
Having watched the show since she was a child Alexandra went on to say how she understands why actors stay for 60 years or more.
Co-star William Roach has played the role of Ken Barlow since the show’s inception in 1960.
‘It goes so fast I feel new myself still, it was massive to leave, it’s like being at school, I was there for quite a long time,’ she said. ‘It’s right for Emma, I’m happy with it.’
Pals: Emma and her co-star Rob Mallard (who plays Daniel Barlow) put on a friendly display
Stunning! The beauty beamed as she posed with Charlotte Jordan known for her role as Daisy Midgeley and Sair Khan who plays Alya Nazir
She added: ‘I’ve loved every storyline – finding out Steve McDonald is your dad and working with Simon Gregson! He’s such a laugh to work with, I miss him so much.
‘I grew up with Corrie so it was always in my head as a dream. I auditioned for another role and didn’t get it but I always told my mum I would be David Platt’s (Jack P. Shepherd) girlfriend on the show’.
The star who is has been appearing in a play since she left the soap also revealed that she took a few mementos from the set.
She admitted: ‘A mug that said boss girl, I also took the pink furry coats, because why not.’
Father-daughter bond: Alexandra said one of her favourite storylines was finding out that Steve McDonald was her dad as it meant working with Simon (pictured in-character)
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