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

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Corrie star sorry over videos

Coronation Street star Chris Fountain said ITV chiefs had "no choice" but to axe him from the show after online video clips of him delivering foul-mouthed raps - which included lyrics about rape - emerged online.