Earlier this week it was revealed that Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis had been dropped from the soap with “immediate effect.”
Now a representative for the actress, who played Sinead O’Connor on the show, has said why she was axed.
They told The Mirror: “Stephanie’s contract was terminated following warning for lateness, attendance and after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption.”
Stephanie as Sinead O’Connor in Hollyoaks (image: Channel 4).
The news of her sacking came just four months after she signed a new year-long contract with Hollyoaks, which she joined in 2010.
A spokesperson confirmed the news, saying: “Stephanie Davis will no longer be filming Hollyoaks. Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”
Following the announcement, a number of fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment…
— Beth Wedlake (@heyitsbethhx) July 17, 2015
I can’t deal with the Stephanie Davis news — lauren (@__laurencassidy) July 16, 2015
@Hollyoaks why you axe Stephanie davis contract? You wanting loose views or…?
— Nicole (@KidrauhlOra) July 16, 2015