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Coronation Street extra is SACKED after he broke set rules by taking picture with Andi Peters 

Coronation Street extra is SACKED after he broke set rules by taking picture with Andi Peters 

A Coronation Street extra who worked on the set for 36 years has been fired after using his cell phone to pose with Andi Peters.

Matthew Davidge, 54, spotted the Good Morning Britain presenter, 51, during filming on Friday as he went to the toilet.

According to The Sun, Andi filmed a competition segment for GMB and a colleague of his took the picture of him and Matthew.

Fury: A Coronation Street extra who has worked on set for 36 years has been fired after using his cell phone to take a photo with Andi Peters (photo Matthew Davidge with Peters)

Fury: A Coronation Street extra who has worked on set for 36 years has been fired after using his cell phone to take a photo with Andi Peters (photo Matthew Davidge with Peters)

But on Monday, Matthew learned that he had been fired from his acting firm, Industry Model Management.

The publication reports that the agency said the extra violated the terms of his contract, which prohibits actors from using cell phones on set.

The news came as a shock to Matthew, who has taken selfies with several stars over the years, including Peter Andre and Craig Revel Horwood.

Matthew told the paper, “I’m speechless. I’ve worked on Corrie’s set occasionally since 1986. I’ve never had a complaint and loved every minute of it. Now it’s all over.

Oh dear: Matthew Davidge, 54, spotted the Good Morning Britain presenter, 51, during filming on Friday as he went to the bathroom

Oh dear: Matthew Davidge, 54, spotted the Good Morning Britain presenter, 51, during filming on Friday as he went to the bathroom

Fan: According to The Sun, Andi filmed a competition segment for GMB and a colleague of his took the picture of him and Matthew

Fan: According to The Sun, Andi filmed a competition segment for GMB and a colleague of his took the picture of him and Matthew

“You’re not supposed to have your phone on set, but everyone does. It’s a rule that has never really been applied.

“When I asked him for a picture, it was all a bit of a laugh and he smiled and said, ‘No problem.’ The whole interaction lasted less than a minute. Now I don’t know how I’m going to pay my bills.’

Matthew reportedly did about two shifts a week on Coronation Street, making a total of £180.

A Coronation Street spokesperson said: “A performer was seen violating filming protocols and his agent was notified. They decided on a course of action.

“Andi Peters was not aware of this complaint.”

Matthew said, “I'm speechless.  I've worked on Corrie's set occasionally since 1986.  I've never had a complaint and loved every minute of it.  Now it's all over' (Andi Peters pictured)

Matthew said, “I’m speechless. I’ve worked on Corrie’s set occasionally since 1986. I’ve never had a complaint and loved every minute of it. Now it’s all over’ (Andi Peters pictured)

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