Coronation Street star Simon Gregson, who is at the centre of the soap's harrowing miscarriage storyline, has revealed that he and his wife Emma have suffered 11 miscarriages.

Gregson, who has played Steve McDonald in the ITV soap for 27 years, said the couple's losses have influenced the storyline with his onscreen wife Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) that will explore the different ways the pair grieve.  Anyone affected by Coronation Street's storyline can call the Sands helpline on 020 7436 5881.