I’M A Celebrity star Simon Gregson’s rarely seen sons were over the moon when they found out their dad survived the first eviction.
The actor, 47 – who is best known for playing Steve McDonald in Coronation Street – shares Alfie, 14, Harry, 12, and Henry Teddy, five, with his wife Emma Gleave.
I’m A Celeb star Simon Gregson’s rarely seen sons jumped for joy after finding out their dad survived the first evictionCredit: Instagram
Simon is one of the famous faces taking part in I’m A Celebrity this yearCredit: Rex
His other half filmed the trio watching their TV screens to find out their dad’s fate on the programme.
When hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly told Simon that he had been saved, the boys couldn’t contain their excitement.
As they all cheered Harry looked at the camera and said: “Come on!”
Emma shared the reaction on Simon’s Twitter account.
She captioned the post: “3 very happy boys tonight!!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! Xxxxx.”
Many replied to the post with their support, but others were amazed at how much they all look like Simon.
One wrote: “Bloody hell the middle one (harry?) is his double!!!”
A second added: “That middle child is his double!”
Meanwhile another chimed in: “I think the little one nearest the camera is his double lol.”
Another said: “Those 2 are his doubles.”
Simon tends to keep his loved-ones and private life out of the spotlight.
They live in a cosy countryside house near Wilmslow in Cheshire.
Viewers had their first chance to get rid of a celebrity at the start of tonight’s show and they picked Arlene, who is the series’ oldest ever contestant at 78.
Plenty of fans were fuming at the decision with one writing: “Arlene Phillips out first. Bare ageism.”
Another tweeted: “Arlene had more life in her than many of them in there, ageism alive & well eh….”
Speaking to Ant and Dec after they delivered the public’s verdict, she said she was disappointed with the news.
Asked if she struggled to keep order in camp with the rows that Naughty Boy has found himself at the centre of, she said: “I tried to keep the chain strong.
“Of course, it is hard when there are arguments and sometimes those arguments were so unnecessarily.”
In past years, the first exit has taken place after just 10 days but this year things are different due to Richard Madeley being forced to quit and the series being taken off-air amid Storm Arwen.
Viewers usually vote for who they want to be King or Queen of the castle and the person with the fewest will be axed.
- I’m A Celebrity airs on ITV
Simon and his three boysCredit: Instagram
The soap star and Emma have been married for 11 yearsCredit: Instagram/@ fat_dracula
Simon is best known for playing Steve McDonald in Corrie
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