The Emmerdale star said he hopes to set up his baby son financially for the future after winning the reality show.
The Loose Women presenter and former Saturdays singer had been the bookmakers favourite to win the show.
Simon Gregson - who plays Steve McDonald on 'Coronation Street' - encouraged his fans to watch Nadiya Hussain's one-off documentary on the subject.
Long-standing stars of Coronation Street are reportedly being forced to take a pay cut, or risk being axed from the show.
Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson is taking more time off from playing Rovers Return boss Steve McDonald just two weeks after returning from five months’ leave. Gregson, above, fell off the scooter over the Easter weekend while playing with his other sons, Alfie, eight, and Harry, six.