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 Stars
You’ve seen Steve appearing as “Ashley Peacock”
in Coronation Street
over the past dozen years.
Steve is now doing Panto’s !!