FORMER Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain suffered a fall from grace in 2013 after his sickening rape rap videos were discovered.
The soap star is slowing making his way back to the limelight and has landed a new role on an ITV show. Here’s all you need to know…
ITV Former Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain suffered a fall from grace in 2013 after his sickening rape rap videos were discovered
Who is Chris Fountain?
Chris Fountain is a British actor who was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on September 3, 1987.
He had minor roles in films and TV dramas before playing part of Justin Burton in Hollyoaks from 2003 to 2009.
The actor went on to play Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street from 2011 until he was fired in 2013.
YouTube Under the guise of his alter-ego The Phantom, Chris shocked fans with lyrics including “I’ll rape a b***h on her birthday”
Why was Chris Fountain fired from Corrie?
Chris was axed from Coronation Street after The Sun exposed him as a masked rapper who had boasted of raping a woman in a sickening YouTube video under the guise of his alter-ego The Phantom.
Chris shocked fans with crude and offensive lyrics including “I’ll rape a b***h on her birthday” and”I’ll stab you in the face with a diseased needle”.
He said the videos had been made a year before when he had been “experimenting” with music.
At the time, Chris issued a grovelling apology saying he was “deeply ashamed by the lyrics” and “regretted” his behaviour.
Chris returned to the limelight in 2016 when he landed a role in a touring production of The Full Monty musical alongside his old Hollyoaks co-star Gary Lucy.
Instagram Chris said he is “incredibly grateful” to be back in the ITV fold as he began filming a new drama called Girlfriends in July
What is Chris Foundation doing now?
Chris said he is “incredibly grateful” to be back in the fold as he began filming new drama – Girlfriends last year.
Posting a photo to Instagram showing him dressed in a smart black suit, white shirt and tie, the 29-year-old revealed his gratitude at returning to the small screen.
He wrote: “Today marks a very special day for me. After being off the screen for a long, long time, I now have the opportunity to be back doing one of the things I love and I’m incredibly grateful.
“Today is my first day filming ITV’s new drama, ‘Girlfriends’ by Kay Mellor. Time to get back in the saddle, as they say!”
Six-part drama series Girlfriends, penned by BAFTA-winning screenwriter, stars Miranda Richardson, Phyllis Logan and Zoe Wanamaker, and revolves around the enduring friendship between three women “as they struggle with the responsibilities and inevitable changes that come with being a modern woman of a certain age.”
Chris plays Ryan Hutchinson, the son of Phyliss’ character, who works as head of entertainment on a cruise ship.
The first episode aired on ITV at 9pm on Wednesday, January 3 but can be caught on ITV player.
Zoe Wanamaker and Phyllis Logan star in ITV drama, Girlfriends
How Old Is Good Morning Britain Host Kate Garraway, Who’s Her Husband Derek Draper And What Other Tv Shows Has She Hosted?
KATE Garraway is a household name thanks to her long career in TV.
Here’s what we known about the popular presenter…
Rex Features Kate Garraway is a well know morning TV presenter
Who is Kate Garraway? What is her background?
Kathryn Mary “Kate” Garraway, 50, was born May 4, 1967 and is an English television and radio presenter, best known for her work on ITV Breakfast.
She began her TV career in the 90s working as a reporter for ITV’s Meridian, ITV News Central and BBC News 24.
Kate made the switch to mainstream TV and became a household name when she joined the presenting team of GMTV in 2000.
She continued her hosting role on ITV Breakfast when GMTV switched to Daybreak IN 2011, although she took more of a back seat as Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley took on the main hosting roles.
When the show switched to Good Morning Britain in 2014 she joined the main presenting line-up again.
Kate has also stepped in for Lorraine on her GMB sister show, when she is on holiday.
Rex Features Kate became a household name when she joined GMTV in 2000 (seen here with co-presenter Andrew Castle)
Can I listen to Kate Garraway on the radio?
Kate’s radio broadcasting career began with BBC Radio Oxford as a journalist in 1994.
After making the switch to TV she has hosted the odd radio show, including filling in for her former GMTV co-star Andrew Castle on his LBC show.
But in 2014 she started presenting her own mid-morning weekday show on Smooth Radio.
How well did Kate Garraway do on Strictly Come Dancing?
Kate appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007.
She was partnered with Anton du Beke.
Kate finished in 8th place, receiving the lowest score from the judges in every week but one.
Kate also hosts her own show on Smooth Radio
Will Emmerdale’s Second Robron Wedding Between Aaron Dingle And Robert Sugden Happen And Who Are Danny Miller And Ryan Hawley?
EMMERDALE’S Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden’s on/off relationship is without a doubt a fan favourite.
The couple, played by Danny Miller and Ryan Hawley, have had a rollercoaster romance over the years, but will they ever find happiness together again?
ITV Robert Sugden and Aaron Dingle will get an official second wedding
Will there be a second wedding between Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden?
In April 2017, Emmerdale bosses said there would be a second Robron wedding in the future.
Since then the couple have been through a typically complicated time, as Aaron had a stint in prison and Robert ended up getting his former flame Rebecca White pregnant while his husband was locked up.
But in February 2018, fans were once again given hope that reconciliation could be on the cards.
The pair almost shared a kiss when Robert went over to Aaron’s to help him cook a Valentine’s Day meal for Aaron’s current boyfriend Alex.
Aaron had asked Alex to move in with him, but after a bit of intervention from his sister he realises his true feelings for his ex.
Aaron dumps his boyfriend Alex– making way for a potential reunion.
On February 21, 2018, Danny Miller confirmed that a second wedding would be happening in the very near future, during an appearance on This Morning.
ITV The couple will have some ups and downs before they officially tie the knot
What happened during the first wedding episode?
During the episode that aired on Friday 17 February 2017, Robert has the idea of surprise wedding for him and Aaron, who is about to start a prison sentence for assaulting Kasim Sabet.
Robert told his future mother-in-law Chas: “I want to make us a proper family; we get married tomorrow before he goes to prison.”
So he set up a surprise ceremony in the Woolpack pub – but in true soap opera style, things didn’t necessarily go to plan as the police stormed the pub to arrest Faith Dingle for MURDER.
Getty Images Danny Miller has starred as Aaron since 2008
Who is Danny Miller?
Miller, 26, is best known for playing Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale which he has since 2008. He left the soap in 2012 only to return in 2014.
Miller, who is from Stockport, had his first major TV role in BBC school drama series Grange Hill as Kyle Brown.
He was also a series regular in ITV’s Scott & Bailey and appeared in three episodes of Jamaica Inn.
ITV Ryan Hawley joined Emmerdale as Robert in 2014
Ed Sheeran Is Not Married To Cherry Seaborn Despite Rumours They Got Hitched After He Was Spotted Wearing Band On His Wedding Finger
ED Sheeran is NOT married, the Sun’s Bizarre column can reveal.
The Shape Of You singer sparked rumours he had wed in private when he was pictured wearing a band on his ring finger – but it is in fact a commitment ring.
Andy Willsher Ed Sheeran sparked speculation that he has already gotten married
Andy Willsher He flashed a wedding ring on his finger
But a source close to Ed, 27, says he is wearing the ring to show his commitment to getting engaged to Cherry Seaborn.
And he vowed to keep it on when he plays at the BRIT awards tonight.
The source said: “Ed is wearing a ring to show his commitment to being engaged to Cherry but he’s not married yet.
“He’s amused by the fuss it’s caused however has no intentions of taking it off, so it’ll be on his hand during his BRITs performance.”
Ed Sheeran posted a sweet pic to announce his engagement
Rex Features But he is not actually married
Getty A source says he found it amusing
Getty – Contributor Ed is wearing the finger to show his commitment to his engagement
A plain gold ring was visible on the third finger of his left hand at a BRITs gig on Monday.
At the concert, he said: “I find myself getting really excited about kitchen appliances now.
“I promise this song isn’t about kitchen appliances.”
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift reveal that she is responsible for him and fiancee Cherry Seaborn getting together
He added: “I can reveal to you here tonight I’ll be singing Supermarket Flowers at the BRITs.
“I’m excited about wearing [glasses]. Can you believe, I’ve reached a stage in my life where I’m actually excited about my spectacles?”
Duke University The pair met at school
Alamy Ed announced the engagement saying ‘got myself a fiance’
It came after he announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn on his Instagram.
He said: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”
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