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Simon Gregson flooded with support from Coronation Street co-stars as he trades soap for BBC show this week | The Sun

CORONATION Street star Simon Gregson has received overwhelming support from fans after he announced his role on a BBC show. 

The 49-year-old actor confirmed on social media that he will be trading the ITV show for a hit BBC quiz show.

Simon became a well-known household name thanks to his appearances in the long-running ITV programme for over thirty years and for coming second in I'm a Celebrity 2021.

Taking to Instagram, Simon, who has played the character of Steve McDonald on Corrie since the age of 15, shared the news that he would be joining House Of Games, hosted by Richard Osman, on BBC One this week with his 137,000 followers.

Ahead of the first episode's airing, Simon posted a picture of himself and the other four contestants participating in the show.

The Corrie actor is featuring on the show alongside radio star Richie Anderson, comedian and actress Jessica Knappett, and TV and stage performer Debbie McGee.

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Simon penned in the caption: "Fun starts tonight, 7pm Richard Osman's House of Games."

His castmate Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Habeeb, responded to the post and said: "Love!! I'm bloomin' dying to do that show”. 

Maria Windass actress Samia Longchambon added: "Love this show!!"

A fan then followed it with: “No way, that is absolutely smashing, and ace that is mate that you are gonna be on the festive special of Richard Osman's House of Games tonight on BBC Two at 7pm and also good luck with that there mate.”

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A third wished: "Love this show, they need to make it with unfamous folk!" [sic]

The popular game show will see the four celebrities compete over weeks, with the winners of each round choosing prizes, including a fondue set, decanter and many other unique prizes. 

Simon has also recently swapped the streets of Weatherfield for the Yorkshire countryside after it was revealed that he signed up for Really TV’s The Yorkshire Auction House.

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