Coronation Street star Simon Gregson on the ‘terrifying’ moment Steve becomes a getaway driver!
The dopey cabbie ends up being involved in an armed robbery
Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has revealed how Steve McDonald is in fear for his life next week when he gets caught up in an armed robbery.
Steve is suffering money worries as slick Street Cars rival GoLucky is nabbing his profits and Tracy dreams up the illegal plan of picking up punters off the street when Steve’s only licensed for advanced bookings.
“Steve knows what Tracy is suggesting is illegal but he’s under pressure and takes the risk,” explains Simon.
And it’s just Steve’s luck that he collects the passenger from hell, who fibs that he wants to stop at a garage to buy some flowers for his sick mum.
Instead, it turns out the dodgy punter has robbed the place and poor Steve ends up becoming the getaway driver!
“This could only happen to Steve!,” says Simon. “But he really does fear for his life. He has been in some scrapes before, but this is terrifying.”
Steve ends up begging for mercy and desperately showing the robber pictures of his children. But as Steve knows what he looks like, will the robber reckon he’s better off bumping off Steve so he can’t talk?!
Coronation Street continues on ITV.
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