Simon Gregson can't stop farting during lockdown.

Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson

The 'Coronation Street' actor admitted he's been passing gas in a "long tuneful manner" during the coronavirus pandemic, and he took to social media to see if any of his followers have been more gassy than usual.

He joked: "Anyone else experiencing very high volumes of farts long tuneful ones very regular. Is it a lockdown phenomenon (sic)"

Based on the responses to his tweet, it seems the soap star - who has played Steve McDonald on the cobbles since 1989 - isn't alone as many of his fans took the opportunity to make their own windy confessions.

One very honest follower wrote: "Mine are both the loudest ever and have a lingering aroma of death & despair."

Another helpfully added: "Just blame it on the dogs"

Simon's 'Corrie' co-star Joe Duttine - who plays Tim Metcalfe on the ITV show - also got involved as he couldn't resist a cheeky dig at his pal.

He quipped: "In your case it's got nothing to do with the lock down pal.... (sic)"

Simon seems to be in good spirits after previously revealing he had been battling the coronavirus.

Last month, he admitted he was "feeling a little better" as he gave his fans an update on social media.

He said at the time: "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)".

Simon later showed his appreciation for health workers across the UK, as he offered up a 968 Triumph and a 1955 Francis Barnet kestrel 30c on Twitter.

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.

"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)."


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