Boozy butcher faces the chop

July 9, 2007 by  
Filed under News

Steven Arnold, who plays butcher Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street, is in the firing line today after failing to turn up on set following an alcohol-fuelled night out.

Steven neglected to turn up to work after a family party, ignoring attempts made by the show’s producers to contact him.

Corrie bosses were less than pleased when Steven missed work last month, after a going to a charity fundraiser where, somewhat the worse for wear, he climbed into a boxing ring at a gala dinner and challenged former boxing champs, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn to a fight.

Corrie takes a firm stance on actors missing work because of hangovers, as Bruce Jones, who played Les Battersby in the soap until March when he was axed for his drinking and partying, can testify.
 
Steven faces suspension over this latest incident and had better put his wild ways behind him if he wants to stay in the soap.

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