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Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson reveals he’s got coronavirus after soap set went into lockdown

'bloody awful'

CORONATION Street actor Simon Gregson has revealed he's got coronavirus after the soap set went into lockdown.

He told fans: "1st day out of bed today starting to feel a little better after contracting the virus.

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"My main symptom was gastric and still is bloody awful but lucky to not have respiratory. Stay safe everyone x."

ITV made the decision to suspend filming of both Coronation Street and Emmerdale amid the coronavirus pandemic last month.

Soap stars were told not to come in for work to stop the spread of the deadly bug.

Bosses have scaled back the number of episodes aired each week as they adapt to the impact of COVID-19.

Both Emmerdale and Corrie bosses have furloughed more than 500 staff because of the reduced workload.

Last night The Sun Online revealed the actors will be paid full salary for three months despite episodes being axed during coronavirus lockdown.

Cast are paid an annual salary - with bonuses for each episode they appear in.

Simon – who’s been on the soap since 1989 – is thought to earn around £150,000 after signing a new contract in 2016.

It's unknown whether he has been tested for coronavirus.

Fans sent their well-wishes to the star, with one saying: "Simon so sorry to hear that you have the virus! Take care of yourself and get well soon! We all need you and Steve!"
Another added: "How did you know it was the virus were you tested?"
Someone else added: "Oh gosh Bless you, so glad your feeling a little better. Get well soon god bless."

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