Coronation Street actor star Simon Gregson says his funniest childhood memory is pooing on a helter-skelter.

The actor, who plays Steve McDonald on the cobbles, ­revealed details of the high-speed accident in an online question and answer session.

While some may choose to forget some of their most embarrassing childhood memories, Simon openly admitted that during a family day out, he accidentally pooed himself on a slide.

He told fans: "My sister managed to swerve it but some of the kids weren't as lucky.

Simon shared his hilarious confession on a podcast

"I was only about four and I remember my mum and dad packing up a picnic – which took them about two hours to put out – in about 30 seconds and we ran."

He went on to say: "Many kids in the park covered in poo!"

Known for his sense of humour on the show and getting along with fellow characters, it comes as no surprise that Simon openly praises his co-stars.

The actor revealed that his family fled the park in just seconds

Simon was also asked about his favourite Corrie character and revealed: "Sue Nicholls (Audrey) plays such a lovely character and is such a brilliant person. One of the best.

"Also Helen Worth playing Gail and, of course, Bill Roache (Ken) – 60 years in the same part and he’s the loveliest man in the world."

Simon came under fire along with several co-stars for selling personalised video messages

He said the "old school characters" were the best.

Simon also said he liked Norris Cole – played by Malcolm Hebden – and revealed that car shows were his favourite TV shows.

Simon was on the Celebrity VM site where he charges £30 for video messages, which saw him come under fire from co-star Sally Ann Matthews.

Taking to Twitter, Sally Ann said: "You should never pay for an autograph (or video message come to that)."