STREET’S AHEAD Coronation Street legend speaks out on soap future after Helen Worth’s shock exit from ITV show

A CORONATION Street legend has confirmed his soap future after fans were left rattled by the news of Helen Worth’s exit.

The actress confirmed she had quit the ITV soap as Gail Platt earlier this year in a shock statement.

He even spilled on if his character will find ever-lasting love
Now, Simon Gregson has made clear exactly where he stands amid the news of his co-star’s decision to leave.

Fans were left stunned when it was revealed that Helen was quitting the show after 50 years.

It quickly sparked fears that other major cast members could follow suit and leave the programme too.

However, fans need not worry about the future of Steve McDonald as actor Simon clarified he was sticking around for the long haul.

He was chatting to Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard on This Morning when he revealed he has no plans to quit the soap any time soon.

Simon told the show’s hosts: “I’m staying – I’m having too much fun to go at the moment!”

He went on to quip: “I didn’t think I’d still be here 35 yrs later – but thank goodness I am because the mortgage still needs paid for!”

Simon was appearing on the programme as he chatted about reaching a landmark 3,500 episode for his character.

On-screen, Steve has recently been left heartbroken after his wife Tracy Barlow ran off with his footballing hero Tommy Orpington to live life as a WAG in Spain.

He has failed to find a love interest since then and has been more focused on helping his ailing father-in-law Ken Barlow amid his health woes.

When asked by Ben and Cat if Steve will ever find true love, Simon quipped: “No, I don’t think he’ll ever be lucky in love!

“I think he’s destined to be hapless Steve forever.

“Maybe he’ll find love – I think his biggest love is probably the dog!”

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