Actor / Celebrity
Steven and his younger brother, Kevin, both appeared in the Granada Television series Children’s Ward. Steven returned for another series of Children’s Ward as Joe Lloyd and worked on the medical information film Growing Pains before making his BBC debut as a courier in the Patricia Routledge series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. He also played a character called Rob in an episode of The Bill and a role in Common As Muck before returning to Granada to play Darren in the medical series Medics with Tom Baker and Sue Johnston.
In 1996 he made his debut on Coronation Street Ashley Peacock. and soon he was made a regular character, marrying Maxine Heavey who was eventually murdered by Richard Hillman. Ashley then married Claire Casey in 2004. It was announced on 25 April 2010 that Arnold’s character Ashley and on-screen wife Claire, would leave the show at the end of the year after being axed by new producer Phil Collinson. Arnold was said to be “fuming” with the decision. He made his final appearance on 8 December 2010, where his character Ashley was killed off in the Tram crash.
Dancing on Ice
Steven signed up for the sixth series of Dancing on Ice which airs in 2011. He became the first celebrity to get voted off when the competition started properly. He was partnered with Nina Ulanova. He was in the skate-off with Dominic Cork and Alexandra Schauman. Steven was criticized for lack of commitment to the show after oversleeping and missing a day of choreography.
Steven, who still lives in Warrington, has also played Neil in You, Me and Manley and has worked on the BBC Radio 4 play The Distance Between StarsYou’ve seen Steve appearing as “Ashley Peacock”in Coronation Street over the past dozen years.
Steve is now doing Panto’s !!