Coronation Street star says 'sorry' to fellow ITV soap actor Jude Riordan after 'could have' remarks
Coronation Street star Alex Bain has jokingly apologised to one of his fellow soap actors following their latest scenes. During a rare weekend visit to Weatherfiled on Sunday night (February 11), Simon Barlow was seen causing a car accident with Sam Blakeman also in the car.
After a heavy night drinking at Carla Connor's flat with her nephew Bobby, Simon woke up from his hazy slumber but as his new pal tidied up, Simon surreptitiously took a swig of vodka.
Once back home, the character ended up agreeing to take Sam to his chess competition while Nick Tilsley headed out shopping with Toyah Habeeb - which unbeknownst to his partner Leanne, is for an engagement ring.
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Soon after Simon set off with Sam in tow, the 20-year-old lost control of the car on a bend and crashed into a road sign. In a panic, Simon ordered Sam out of the car and told him he needed to run, with him knowing that he'd been drinking and could be done for drink-driving.
Later, after Sam told Leanne that 'no one was hurt', Simon was forced to admit that he pranged her car but when she insisted they report it to the police, Simon refused and admitted he was over the drink-drive limit leaving Leanne horrified.
He later attempted to phone his dad, Peter, who left the cobbles on Boxing Day without saying goodbye to his son. Then, realising the seriousness of the crash, Simon looked for train tickets out of Manchester to go to London and packed up his things. Although when Leanne arrived home she highlighted he’d be homeless with nowhere to go.
When Nick arrived home and demanded to know more about the crash, Simon remained