Corrie star Chris Fountain sacked

ITV has said Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has had his contract "terminated" after he admitted posting offensive songs on YouTube as a masked rapper called The Phantom.

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Corrie actor apologises over Youtube postings

Chris Fountain filming a scene for Coronation Street in Manchester Credit: Press Association

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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