Jason Fernando Grimshaw, is
a fictional character in the UK
television ITV soap
Portrayed by actor Ryan Thomas
character first appeared during the episode airing on 25 December 2000
Jason is very much the opposite of half brother Todd
. He is very self-centred and lacks
forethought. He is also quite bigoted, being strongly homophobic
and seeing infidelity
on the part of men as just a bit of
Jason is the son of Eileen Grimshaw
and Tony Stewart
, but for many years
didn't know his father. Upon his arrival, he was an aspiring runner
- something which Eileen didn't completely approve of.
He worked for a brief period in Sally Webster's electrical shop in
2001 until the failing business caught fire.
He was the one to discover a traumatised Toyah Battersby
lying in the ginnel,
following her rape in April 2001, when he was out jogging early one
Although Jason has had many girlfriends, all of them were
short-lived since he is commitment-phobic. He has had romantic
relationships with street residents, Candice Stowe
and Sarah-Louise Platt
He seemed to have settled down with Violet
, even uncharacteristically promising to look after her
when he thought she was pregnant. However, they split up after he
was unable to cope with her confession that she had shared a
drunken kiss with Charlie
While they were apart, he began seeing Sarah and continued the
affair even after he and Violet reunited. Eventually Violet found
out and dumped Jason.
Relationship with Sarah
He continued seeing Sarah, much to the dismay of their mothers.
Their relationship was rocky as she felt insecure about his
relationship with Violet and the fact he proposed to her while with
Sarah. This led to a showdown in which Sarah dumped Jason in the
Rovers by throwing his pint over his head. After days of bickering,
Jason decided to win Sarah back, and after she refused to speak to
him, Jason broke into her house and asked her to marry him. She
accepted, although they had a cool reception from their mothers.
They announced their engagement in the Rovers in front of Violet,
which Sarah wanted to do to make a point.
First marriage to Sarah
The wedding, though, was a disaster. Jason decided it wasn't for
him, and escaped through a toilet window, leaving Sarah
heartbroken. After months of ignoring him because of this, she
slowly started to come round and began seeing him again. But on
2006, Jason had a major
surprise delivered to the front door in the shape of a baby - his
little girl by a young woman called Emma.
Meeting his father
Jason was briefly reunited with his estranged father, Tony Stewart
, in 2003.
On Christmas Day 2006, a baby was left on the doorstep of the
Grimshaw's, the baby was apparently the product of a one-night
stand between Jason and her mother, Emma. Jason took a long time to
get used to being a father. He was helped, however, by Eileen and
In January 2007, Jason lost close friend and work mate Charlie Stubbs
. Jason was very upset by
Charlie's demise, who was murdered by Tracy
. Along with Maria
, Jason saw through Tracy's self-defence story and
gave evidence against her when she stood trial for his
In April, after seeing reports of the murder trial of Tracy Barlow,
Emma realised Charlie was the father of her daughter. Charlie gave
Jason's name when he had a one night stand with Emma. When Emma
dropped Holly at Jason's on Christmas Day, she saw Eileen and
genuinely believed that she had left her daughter with her father.
After threatening to fight for custody, Eileen gave in and returned
Holly to her mother.
Second marriage to Sarah and feud with David
Jason's mother-in-law, Gail, bribed Jason to keep an eye on her
evil son David
, but it wasn't easy. David dragged Jason onto the roof on
20 August, and confessed that he wanted to murder his whole family,
leaving Jason stunned.
When Sarah refused to invite David to her wedding, he vowed that
Jason would not marry Sarah, and unbolted all the bolts on some
scaffolding. Jason went plummeting to the ground and ended up in
hospital. He then told Gail what David had said while on the
Jason married Sarah on Halloween, 2007. David invited Jason's
brother, Todd, (also Sarah's ex and the father of her deceased son,
Billy) to the wedding, hoping to cause havoc. However, this
backfired and things looked too good for the big day. David - in a
further attempt to sabotage the wedding - faked a suicide while the
ceremony was in progress, but Sarah insisted that they carry on
David's fake suicide attempt put Jason and Sarah's marriage on the
rocks. Gail let David move back home and the couple's honeymoon was
cut short. Sarah knew that it was just a stunt to ruin the wedding
but Jason didn't believe it. On 5 November, Jason was meant to take
Sarah's wedding dress to the cleaners but accidentally left it in
Roy's cafe and David picked it up. He put it in a puddle before
placing it in a bin bag with the other bits and pieces the Morton
kids got from their neighbours. The Mortons' Guy Fawkes got first
prize and whilst being burnt Sarah recognised her wedding dress
before Jason admitted that he accidentally lost it somewhere. Sarah
knew immediately that this was David's doing.
Sarah's departure and relationship with Becky
Jason, Sarah and Bethany were set to leave for Milan on December
30, after Sarah got the job for her uncle Stephen. Jason backed
out, leaving Sarah and Bethany to go alone, when Sarah admitted
that she had planted the drugs in David's drawer.
On New Year's Eve 2007, Jason and Becky
had a lingering kiss as the midnight chimes rang, and
on 1 February, they slept together. Jason regretted it the next
morning and went to see Sarah in Milan, to tell her he had slept
with Becky. Instead of forgiving him, she gave him a black eye.
When he returned to the street, Becky hit him too.
Several months later, after some flirting, Jason and Becky slept
together again and they became a couple. However, they argued when
Jason wanted to have a night in alone.
On 2 June 2008, Katherine Kelly
plays Becky stated that the best part in her role in the soap was
kissing Jason Grimshaw's character.
Separation from Becky
In October 2008, Jason discovered that Sarah was thinking about
coming home. He immediately phoned her and she agreed to give him
another chance. Meanwhile he was preparing to move in with Becky
but he dumped her and flew off to Italy. Becky later attacked him
in the Rovers for his betrayal..
Everything backfired for Jason when he subsequently discovered that
Sarah decided to reconcile with her Italian boyfriend, just as he
was going to Milan to meet her.
On 16 February 2009, Jason and Becky got back together after
revealing that he and Sarah were in the middle of a divorce. To
prove to Becky, he was serious this time, he proposed and she
accepted. Unfortunately Steve McDonald also proposed to Becky and
although she initially decided to marry Jason, she realised she
couldn't go through with it and called off the engagement.
In June 2009, Jason begun a relationship with Tina McIntyre
after her bitter break-up with
ex-boyfriend David. However, when Tina told David the truth about
her and Jason, he turned nasty and started throwing bricks at
Jason. Jason fought back and the pair had to be separated by the
Tina and Jason are currently looking to buy a place of their own
They bid on No.12 and later go on to win the bid and now live in
No.12 Coronation Street.