(This post was originally posted by Tvor on the Coronation Street Blog in September 2015.)
It's all over the news today, and ITV News has also carried the story that Simon Gregson will be taking several months off due to illness. He won't be in the live episode next week by prior arrangement. It's too soon to know how Steve McDonald will be written out of the show.
Simon Gregson has recently been involved in a storyline about depression and has himself had similar problems in the past so was anxious to portray Steve's illness properly. It is not known if his current illness is related nor how long he will be off screen.
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