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In a statement former Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has said the lyrics features in videos posted online were the product of "a moment of madness."
Chris Fountain said in a statement he was "deeply sorry" for the foul-mouthed rant.
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:
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."
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."
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: