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.
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