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

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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.