THEY deliver jaw-dropping drama to our TVs every night, however for these cleaning soap stars, the scandals have continued off-screen.
From backstage combating to tweet storms and drug scandals, right here is how a string of stars acquired the axe.
Chris Fountain, Coronation Avenue
Chris Fountain rose to fame taking part in Justin Burton on Hollyoaks, earlier than switching to Coronation Avenue to play Jack and Vera’s grandson Tommy Duckworth in 2011.
Nonetheless, his time on the small display was reduce brief after he was unmasked because the mysterious – and controversial – rapper The Phantom.
Producers found that he had appeared in quite a few movies on YouTube as his alter-ego, rapping about committing acts of maximum violence.
Regardless of apologising for his actions, he was swiftly axed from the present and his character made an off-screen exit in October 2013.
Melissa Suffield, EastEnders
The kid star bumped into hassle after being photographed partying at a London membership whereas underage.
The 17-year-old actress was reportedly given three warnings from BBC bosses, however was caught out once more and ultimately fired for unruly behaviour.
She slated producers on the time on her private web site, writing: “I used to be a naughty lady exterior of labor, effectively that’s what they sacked me for, pathetic!”
Ian Beale’s daughter returned in 2012, however with Hettie Bywater taking part in the character.
Earlier this 12 months, Melissa hit again at trolls who branded her physique “disgusting”, as she stripped right down to her underwear.
Asan N’Jie, Emmerdale
Asan N’Jie was a rising star on Emmerdale, taking part in Ellis Chapman, the son of Jessie Dingle and Al Chapman, earlier than all of it went incorrect.
He was given the boot in 2019 only a 12 months after his debut episode, after he was videoed rowing with and allegedly trying to assault Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas backstage on the TV Selection Awards, by which he was nominated for Greatest Newcomer.
Within the video, he reportedly threatened to “knife” Jamie and instructed him: “Do you suppose you’re a f***ing huge man? I’m going to f***ing kill you.”
After the video went viral, he was instantly suspended after which sacked after an investigation into the incident.
The function of Ellis was later recast with Aaron Anthony on the helm, who departed this 12 months.
N’Gie launched a press release apologising to Emmerdale, ITV, Lomas, the viewers and the TV Selection Awards.
Sarah Jane Dunn, Hollyoaks
Mandy Richardson actress Sarah Jayne Dunn starred in Hollyoaks on and off for a whopping 25 years from 1996 to 2021.
She was finally dropped from the solid, nevertheless, when she arrange an OnlyFans account and refused to take it down.
Hollyoaks bosses reportedly known as her in for a gathering about her becoming a member of the X-rated subscription web site and had been unable to succeed in a decision together with her.
A spokesperson stated in a press release: “Hollyoaks is a youth-facing drama with many younger viewers who comply with our solid very intently, each within the cleaning soap and out of doors of it.
“We take our accountability to our younger viewers very severely and due to this fact the present doesn’t permit any Hollyoaks solid members to be lively on sure 18+ web sites.”
Marc Anwar, Coronation Avenue
Marc Anwar arrived in Wethersfield as Sharif Nazir in 2014, the daddy of the late Kal Nazir and husband of Yasmeen.
His time on the present swiftly got here to an finish in 2016 after he printed a sequence of later-deleted tweets with racially offensive feedback about Indian folks amid unrest in Kashmir.
Anwar, who has Pakistani heritage, posted an apology video by which he instructed followers: “I wish to provide my sincerest apologies to anybody that I could have offended with my tweets on Friday night and particularly folks from India.
“This was by no means my intention and the language was unacceptable. I really feel that I’ve let lots of people down, my household, my pals and my former colleagues.”
The actor was too late to save lots of his job nevertheless, and the video has since been deleted.
His character unexpectedly moved to Newcastle and has not been again since.
Luke Tittensor, Emmerdale
Luke Tittensor, who performed Daz Eden on Emmerdale from 2003 to 2009, turned out to be a little bit of a nasty boy himself.
Followers had been shocked when he was discovered responsible of grievous bodily hurt aged 19 after he left a 16-year-old with a fractured jaw that required surgical procedure with screws and a steel plate inserted to restore the injury.
He was sentenced to neighborhood service and needed to pay £1,000 compensation, additionally dropping his job on the cleaning soap.
An Emmerdale spokesperson stated: “As Luke has pleaded responsible to the intense cost of GBH and we can’t condone prison behaviour, we now have met with Luke and his agent to elucidate his contract with Emmerdale might be terminated.
“Luke regrets his behaviour and understands the state of affairs.”
Ricky Norwood, EastEnders
Ricky Norwood arrived on Albert Sq. in 2010 as Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb’ and shortly turned one of the crucial common characters.
His world got here crashing down 4 years later, nevertheless, when he was caught on digicam allegedly smoking hashish and performing a intercourse act.
Norton was suspended and a 12 months later it was introduced he was leaving the present for good.
Stephanie Davis, Hollyoaks
Stephanie Davis joined the solid of Hollyoaks in 2010 as Sinead O’Connor after successful the BBC’s expertise contest Over the Rainbow.
Nonetheless, her onerous work went down the drain in 2015 when she turned up late to set after a sequence of boozy nights.
In keeping with stories, there have been 20 incidents that led to her contract being terminated, together with her agent confirming she misplaced her job for arriving on set “unfit for work”.
After three years away, Davis reprised her function in 2018 and performed Sinead for one more two years.
Mark Jordan, Emmerdale
Mark Jordan performed Emmerdale’s Daz Spencer from 2014 to 2019, however was compelled off the telly after being arrested on suspicion of biting and threatening a pensioner at a pub backyard.
He was ultimately discovered not responsible of affray, illegal wounding and assault by biting, and reportedly spent 1000’s to clear his identify.
Shila Iqbal, Emmerdale
Shortly after becoming a member of the solid within the Dales as Alesha Richards in 2019, Shila Iqbal was reduce after homophobic and racist tweets from 2012 resurfaced on-line.
A spokesperson defined that she had been axed for “historic tweets”, which Iqbal issued a heartfelt apology for.
Nonetheless, the actress later appeared on This Morning and questioned whether or not she ought to be fired for one thing she did as an adolescent, saying: “You have to be judged on the particular person you might be at this time.”