Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson’s real surname revealed after I’m A Celebrity signup

Simon Gregson was born Simon Gregory
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He has been known as Gregson since he turned 16 and has kept it to this day.

Simon joined the cobbled streets in 1986, a year before he was able to change his last name.

It was only recently reported that Simon, along with fellow soap actor Adam Woodyatt, supposedly signed up for this year's gruelling I'm A Celeb competition.

News broke earlier in the week that Adam was set to be a campmate and now his on-screen rival is allegedly set to be there alongside him.

It's thought the Simon will follow in the ­footsteps of his on-screen mum Liz, played by Beverley Callard, who competed on the show last year.

Reports suggest that bosses see the rival duo as being "a real coup" for the series and are hoping they will provide a host of comical scenes to keep viewers entertained.

The actor reportedly signed up for I'm A Celeb

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Speaking about Simon's inclusion, a source told The Sun : "Bosses know Corrie fans will get right behind him.

"Everyone knows Simon as Steve but now they’ll get to see a completely different side of him for the first time.

"Simon has previously shunned all reality shows and he has turned down I’m A Celeb a number of times before. But now his children are older, Simon started to think the timing was right."

The source continued to say that the show moving to Wales from Australia made it easier for the actor to accept the offer.

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