Corrie’s Simon Gregson reveals the NHS heroes getting his classic car and motorbike after suffering from coronavirus – The Sun

CORONATION Street’s Simon Gregson has revealed the deserving NHS heroes who will get his classic car and motorbike when the pandemic is over.

The actor – who plays Steve McDonald in the ITV soap – took to Twitter last Friday to share his generous plan to reward staff battling the deadly virus.

And this morning, he revealed who are the recipients of the 1968 Triumph car and 1955 Francis Barnet Kestrel motorbike.

"I just thought a nice thing to do would be to donate a few to NHS workers with the thought that when the guys finish working the massive amount of hours they're doing they might want a little project to fix up," he said on This Morning.

"It couldn’t have gone to a better guy the bike.

"Ben is a junior doctor in ICU from Bradford who is going to fix it up with his daughter."

He added: "The car has gone to a lady called Karen from Preston who wants to surprise her husband."

Announcing his plan on Twitter last week, he wrote: "Dear NHS workers I have two classic projects (car and bike) if you ride or drive and like fettling old machinery there yours.

"Just a little thank you. They need work! But don’t we all. No delivery for obvs reasons oh and thank you."

After a huge response, he revealed that the two vehicles had been snapped up by worthy NHS heroes.

He tweeted: "So the car and bike have gone to be made better by people who are the best at it. Happy Easter be safe xx."

The 45-year-old was bombarded with messages from his fans who praised him for his thoughtfulness.

One wrote: "Aw what a kind gesture Simon … Im working for NHS but not on the front line – hope u and all ur family are well xx."

Another added: "Lovely thing to do. Big up to the frontline NHS workers. #NHSThankYou #NHSheroes."

Simon had provided more details about the two vehicles, writing: "It’s a 1968 triumph 1300 fwd needs work buddy but she’s free and I have to say the comfiest car I’ve ever sat in VAT and tax free."

He added: "The other is a 1955 1 owner Francis Barnet kestrel 30c again needs work. I’d like these to go to people on the front line who deserve a gift for their tireless efforts."

Simon's gesture comes just days after he revealed he had got the coronavirus.


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

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

His family was then hit by tragedy when his wife's gran died of coronavirus – just hours after the actor revealed he had contracted the deadly virus himself.

The Coronation Street star's "heartbroken' partner Emma Gleave revealed her beloved grandma passed away from COVID-19 on Thursday night.

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

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