Simon Gregson performs broomstick dance wearing just a thong at Charity Ball
Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson – who plays Steve McDonald on the ITV1 show in UK – was caught on film when he decided to crash the stage at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel… in just a thong.
The cameraman who recorded the action was none other than Simon Gregson’s co-star Alan Halsall – who plays mechanic Tyrone Dobbs – which was swiftly posted online for all to see.
The event which raised funds to support cancer prevention was hosted by actress Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster), who has battled the illness in real life.
Simon Gregson’s antics began as Sean Tulley – Anthony Cotton in the prime time soap – performed on the microphone while the nearly nude actor swept (literally) on to the stage with a broom in tow.
From one side of the stage to the other, Simon Gregson, 37, pushed the cleaning instrument back and forth before moving to the front and kicking some debris off the stage.
He then approached his co-star, wrapping a friendly arm around his shoulder before kissing Sean three times on his face.
The former I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestant was clearly unimpressed by the naked actor’s affectionate gesture and soon enough Simon was sweeping the floor again.
But not letting the earlier rejection sour his mood, Simon Gregson wiggled his bum at the audience, who loved the display so much he treated them to another shake.
With a cheer from the audience, Simon Gregson left the stage and maybe leaving some of his dignity there too.
A soap source told the Daily Mirror: “Simon brought the place down. He’s a real joker. He probably had a bit of Dutch courage to give him the confidence to strip down to a thong.”
He later continued the joke on his Twitter page, writing: “All the Corrie guys did a great job. Some loony got his bum out but apart from that it was a great night.”
And the wild times didn’t stop there with Kym Marsh, Catherine Tyldesley, Marc Baylis and Simon tweeting a snap of them all in bed together.