After admitting to having been 'touched' by fans' efforts to get him back on the show, the actor revealed to OK! magazine that we won't have to wait long to see him back on the cobbles.
'I'm pretty sure I'm starting back filming next month but I won't be back on screen until April/May', the father-of-three said.
In the interview, Simon also revealed the name that he and his wife picked for the third addition to their growing brood and it's one of the cutest celeb baby names we've seen in a while - Henry Teddy.
The couple welcomed Henry Teddy just before Christmas, so they got to spend the holidays as a family of five for the first time. Simon and Emma also spoke of the hard time they had towards the end of the pregnancy, which involved a slow labour that lasted four weeks.
The Gregsons became a family of five just before Christmas
Speaking to OK! magazine, Emma said that doctors had to break her waters and that it was 'the most painful experience'.
'I had to go and see a doctor and they had to make the decision to break my waters, but in the end Henry arrived a couple of days after his due date,' she said. 'He seemed quite happy in there. I think he thought he'd let me know he was on his way but cause me some problems!'
Simon has been on a break from filming Coronation Street since September, after going through a dramatic depression storyline on the soap.
Since then, fans have clearly been missing him very much, to the point of creating a page to get him back on the soap as soon as possible.
In the soap, Simon married Kym Marsh's character, Michelle Connor
Speaking of what he misses most about the show, the 41 year old made it clear how much he loves his job.
'I've missed the banter and the playing about. It's not a job, is it? When you're just playing the fool and being daft, it's just good fun', he said. 'I'm looking forward to getting back to being the old Steve McDonald.'
We're looking forward to having you back on our screens, Simon!