Simon Gregson wants celibate Steve

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Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson believes his 'Coronation Street' alter-ego Steve McDonald should not rush into a relationship after the break-up of his marriage to Becky.

Simon Gregson thinks Steve McDonald should remain celibate for a while.

The 'Coronation Street' star believes his thrice-married alter-ego needs time to recover from the end of his marriage to Becky (Katherine Kelly) and thinks he should take some time to focus on his daughter Amy (Elle Mulvaney) before rushing into a new relationship.

He explained: "I hope life will be a lot quieter and calmer for Steve now. He has to move on and it'll be hard but I believe he can see a future without Becky.

"I think he should remain celibate for a while. Steve tends to like women who are slightly deranged - though he often doesn't realise until it's too late. It's obviously up to the writers to devise a future for him but I reckon he really needs to concentrate on getting things back on track with his family and his work and businesses."

Although Simon believes Steve still loves Becky deep down, he thinks he has made the right decision to call time on their marriage.

He added to Inside Soap magazine: "He's at his wits' end. It's done with a heavy heart, but he just knows that it's the end of the line for them.

"Somewhere, deep down he probably does still love Becky, but it's a classic case of can't-live-with-her and can't-live-without-her, only in Steve's case, he's seen the light and decided it's easier to live without Becky."

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