Disgraced soapstar Chris Fountain confirms movie role

Chris Fountain, who was fired from Coronation Street in 2013, has opened about his upcoming movie role…

Disgraced soapstar Chris Fountain confirms movie role

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Chris Fountain was famously axed from the ITV soap after video clips of him rapping about rape and violence - whilst wearing a Halloween mask - emerged online.

Posted on YouTube under the name of his alter-ego The Phantom, the former soapstar (pictured above with Michelle Keegan) rapped about dragging a girl upstairs, adding: "I will **** anybody up in the worst way, rape a b***h on her birthday."

Corrie bosses quickly fired him from his role as Tommy Duckworth, releasing a statement which read: "Chris Fountain's contract with ITV has been terminated as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips."

At the time, Chris issued a statement of apology and left the soap without complaint:

“There is absolutely no excuse – I take complete responsibility.

“I just want to apologise from the bottom of my heart to everyone.”

Chris Fountain
Chris Fountain

The actor has now revealed that he has been offered his first role since the scandal, and will be appearing in an indie movie called 'Late'.

He will be playing the role of Tom, who is in a relationship with Charlie – played by Hollyoaks producer Emily Gascoyne’s sister, Charlotte – a relationship which seems to doomed to fail.

Speaking to Digital Spy about his role, Chris said: “I first met Emily on the set of Bob and Rose in 2001 when we were just starting out on our TV careers. I am delighted to be working with her again on Late.

“It is a project I really believe in and want to bring to an audience. I’m looking forward to filming.”

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