17 soap stars who were axed and the controversial reasons why

These rulebreakers all lost their jobs in scandalous circumstances

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by Nathan Katnoria |

The world of soaps have notoriously been a dramatic and dark place and even though the characters and storylines they play are the work of fiction, some of the drama can spill out on set and behind the scenes - leading to shocking headlines and fall outs.

Over the years, we've had our fair share of soap controversy, from Hollyoaks' Sarah Jayne Dunn was sensationally axed for joining adult website OnlyFans to EastEnders' Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den) badmouthing his colleagues, plenty of actors have found themselves out of a job after engaging in unscrupulous activities.

Here are 17 famous faces who were sacked and the reason why.

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Sarah Jayne Dunn (Hollyoaks)

Sarah recently left her role as Mandy Richardson after Hollyoaks bosses called her in for a meeting about her decision to join X-rated subscription site OnlyFans.She insisted she wasn't going to quit the website, meaning producers gave her the boot. A spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement which read, "Hollyoaks is a youth-facing drama with many young viewers, who follow our cast very closely, both in the soap and outside of it. We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites."We had hoped we could reach a resolution with Sarah that would allow her to remain in her role as Mandy, but we respect her choice to continue to produce content on OnlyFans. In the past four years since her return to the show her legacy character has been an integral part of some our most important storylines and we will be very sad to see her go."

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