Simon Gregson was pictured looking sheepish over the weekend as he was dropped off to his car after being quizzed by police following a boozy altercation in a Toby Carvery.
On Friday, the Coronation Street star, 47, was at The Rocking Horse pub opposite the racecourse after Aintree Ladies Day, having enjoyed some time at one of the course’s luxury suites earlier in the day.
And, after leaving his car in the races carpark overnight, the actor maintained a low profile as he got a lift to his vehicle before hopping into the driver’s seat of his Mercedes as he was seen for the first time since the incident..
Sheepish: Corrie’s Simon Gregson was pictured for the first time since he was quizzed by police following a boozy altercation in a Toby Carvery during Aintree Ladies Day
Simon kept his look casual, sporting a New York Yankees cap and an eye-catching Canadian Peak jacket, teamed with jeans and grey trainers.
A spokesperson for Toby Carvery Aintree told MailOnline at the weekend: ‘We can confirm there was an incident at the restaurant on Friday night which was reported to the police. We are fully co-operating with the police inquiry.’
According to the Mirror, police spoke to Simon as he sat in the back of their van in the car park of The Rocking Horse on Friday after the altercation inside the pub.
Heavy one: On Friday, the Coronation Street star, 47, was at The Rocking Horse pub opposite the racecourse after Aintree Ladies Day, having enjoyed some time at one of the course’s luxury suites earlier in the day
A source told the publication: ‘There was a bust-up and bouncers kicked him out – they pinned him to the ground before the police arrived. He was taken to the police van and spoken to for some time. It was all very messy.’
A police spokesperson added to the newspaper: ‘We can confirm Merseyside Police were in attendance at the Rocking Horse pub on Grand National Avenue, Aintree.
‘At around 9.20pm we received a report two men were involved in an altercation inside the pub. No injuries were reported and the victim declined to make a formal complaint to police. Inquiries are ongoing.’
Leaving: After leaving his car in the races carpark overnight, the actor maintained a low profile as he got a lift to his vehicle before hopping into the driver’s seat of his Mercedes
Earlier in the day, Simon was seen with the likes of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall, 40, and her ex-England rugby captain husband Mike, 43.
The drunken night out comes after the former I’m A Celebrity campmate was ordered by club bouncers to leave his on-screen daughter Alexandra Mardell’s work leaving party in Manchester’s Deansgate district after allegedly taking off his shirt, dancing on furniture and hurling abuse at staff in February.
In footage obtained by The Sun, the soap star could be seen dancing shirtless on furniture after becoming ‘a bit merry’.
Friends in high places: Earlier in the day on Friday, Simon was seen with the likes of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall, 40, and her ex-England rugby captain husband Mike, 43
Simon allegedly directed his fury towards the security staff with an expletive-filled rant after they attempted to kick him out of the venue.
An onlooker told the publication ‘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.’
The star had been partying with Corrie’s Katie McGlynn at the showbiz bash.
‘He was acting pretty wildly’: It comes after Simon was reportedly kicked out of his co-star’s leaving party in Manchester by bouncers after dancing shirtless on furniture
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 Mardell and her boyfriend Joe Parker, far left)
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 Brooker 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 were contacted for comment by MailOnline.
The cobbles: Simon is best known for his long-running role as Steve McDonald in Coronation Street (pictured February 2022)