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Coronation Street star Simon Gregson gives away a classic car and motorcycle to NHS workers after contracting coronavirus

Simon Gregson, who plays Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald, has opened up about his experience of contracting coronavirus – while also donating a classic car and motorcycle to NHS workers.

The star, who plays Steve McDonald in the ITV soap, gave away a 968 Triumph and a 1955 Francis Barnet kestrel 30c.

Revealing his plan on Twitter, Simon said: ‘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.’ 

Brilliantly thoughtful.

‘They need work!’ he added. ‘But don’t we all. No delivery for obvs reasons oh and thank you.

‘It’s a 1968 triumph 1300 fwd needs work but she’s free and I have to say the comfiest car I’ve ever sat in VAT and tax-free. 

‘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 [sic].

He later tweeted to say the car and bike had ‘found homes.’

Speaking about his own coronavirus journey, Simon tweeted that he’s ‘feeling a little better’, while adding on Thursday [Thursday 9 April 2020]: ‘1st day out of bed today starting to feel a little better after contracting the virus, my main symptom was gastric and still is b****y awful but lucky to not have respiratory. Stay safe everyone x [sic].’


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