Steven Arnold

Star Facts

  • Steven appeared in a medical information film called Growing Pains. We dread to think.

  • Steven was criticized on DOI after oversleeping and missing a day of training.

  • Steven is a Warrington lad, born and bred.

  • Since he got the boot, Steven has blamed crowd noise for his low scored on DOI.

  • It’s reported Steven has no plans to return to acting, rather he intends to focus on becoming a roofer...Well, whatever makes you happy.

Steve rose to fame playing squeaky voiced butcher Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street, a role he stuck with for the best part of fifteen years. While Steven Arnold may not have rung any bells, we bet Ashley Peacock did.

Steven started acting after his drama teacher at school suggested he audition for a part in the 1991 film, This Boy’s Story. Steven got the part, the film won a BAFTA and the rest is history.

Steven went on to play small parts in Children’s Ward, The Bill and Common as Muck. As well as training to professional standard in boxing. Yes, we know that is hard to believe or even imagine.

In 1996 Steven got the call that he had landed the part of Fred Elliot’s son, Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street. The character soon became a Weatherfield favourite, landing Steven a number of high profile storylines, including his marriage to Maxine Heavey, which ended when she was murdered by the Street’s resident nutter Richard Hillman.

In 2002 Ashley Peacock married Claire Casey and it looked as though the couple were set to stay in The Street for a long time. However, after Corrie got a new producer it was announced that the two characters would be axed.

A decision that Steven did not take so well. In 2010, Ashley Peacock was killed, in the headline making Corrie tram crash.

It’s reported that throughout his time on Corrie, he was given warnings for his ‘lack of professionalism’.

In 2007 a sozzled Steve got himself in a spot of bother after reportedly squaring up to boxing legends Chris Eubank and Tony Benn at a charity night.

Steven was part of 2011’s Dancing on Ice line up, however was kicked out early on. Judge Jason Gardiner has since said he was ‘embarrassed’ by Steven’s skating.