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Fountain: 'Blurted lyrics in a moment of madness'

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."

The lyrics that appeared online were influenced by a style of hiphop that I was experimenting with at a private freestyle session and blurted out in a moment of madness.

There is absolutely no excuse - I take complete responsibility for my actions - but they were in no way thought out or represent at all my attitude towards women, rape and violence.

I just want to apologise from the bottom of my heart to everyone who I have offended or upset.

Chris Fountain 'deeply sorry' for offensive videos

Chris Fountain said in a statement he was "deeply sorry" for the foul-mouthed rant.

I completely understand that ITV had no choice but to terminate my contract today.

I have had two wonderful years playing Tommy Duckworth with only happy memories of my time on Coronation Street.

I am mortified that I have brought so much embarrassment to my colleagues and employers these last few days.

My biggest regret however is not to do with losing my job, but that I have hurt and let down so many people including those in a vulnerable situation and I am so very deeply ashamed of this.

I am also mortified to have put my mother, grandad and girlfriend through the last few days which they are hurt and bewildered by and so do not deserve. I am so sorry.

Once again to everyone who I have let down and hurt. I am deeply sorry.

– Chris Fountain


Chris Fountain 'won't be edited out of Corrie episodes'

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:

Chris Fountain sacked over 'unacceptable' videos

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.

Chris Fountain posted raps with themes of violence and rape.

ITV called the videos "unacceptable."

Chris Fountain fired after 'unacceptable comments'

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."

Chris Fountain arriving for the 2013 British Soap Awards in May. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Report: Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain is sacked

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: