It's official, Chris Fountain has been sacked from ITV soap Coronation Street. Last week the actor was suspended from the TV show over a series of offensive rap videos that he had posted online.

A meeting between Fountain (who plays mechanic Tommy Duckworth) and show bosses took pace this morning to discuss his future with the show but the 25 year old actor was unable to defend his actions.

A spokesperson for ITV said: 'It was the only action we could take. Chris left us no choice with what he has done and this seemed to be appropriate action.

'Everyone at ITV signs contracts which have a code of conduct and Chris is in breach of his.

'These videos were shocking and disgusting and Chris couldn’t defend them. No on could.'

As for how Fountain will be written out of the show, bosses have decided that they cannot edit Tommy Duckworth out immediately, so he will feature in episodes this week and he may be on our TV screens for even longer considering that the soap films episodes at least two months in advance.