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The Daily Mirror's deputy TV editor Mark Jefferies reports that Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain could be seen in the soap for up to eight weeks after his sacking:
The Sun is reporting that Coronation Street has sacked actor Chris Fountain after he admitted posting offensive songs on YouTube as a masked rapper called The Phantom:
Chris Fountain has had his Coronation Street contract cancelled according to reports.
An ITV spokesperson said: "Chris Fountain's contract with ITV has been terminated as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips."
Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has had his contract cancelled. The former Hollyoaks star posted several video which featured raps with themes of violence and rape.
ITV called the videos "unacceptable."
Coronation Street actor, Chris Fountain, says he is deeply ashamed of his rap video which he recorded a year ago and features violent language and references to rape.
The Bradford-born actor has been suspended from the soap after the video emerged online.
Here is an excerpt from the video which has been censored. ITV Calendar has chosen not to publish the entire recording, as some of the language is deemed too offensive. You may find some of the following content disturbing.
In a statement Chris Fountain who plays Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street, said:
"I would like to sincerely apologise for any offence I have caused. I am deeply ashamed by the lyrics and very much regret my behaviour."
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Coronation Street star Chris Fountain says he is "deeply sorry" after video clips showed him rapping about rape
A Coronation Street actor has been suspended after he was found to have a "totally unacceptable" rapper alter-ego called The Phantom.