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:

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Chris Fountain's ITV contract has been terminated as a result of "unacceptable comments" made in online clips.

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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.