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.

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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.