Where Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain is now after being axed from soap

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Actor Chris Fountain, 33, played Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street from 2011 to 2013.

Chris was well known for his role as heartthrob Justin Burton in Hollyoaks too, and he then went on to play the part of Tommy Duckworth after his stint in the soap.

In 2013, Chris was axed from hit ITV soap Corrie after a shocking video came to light of the actor rapping about rape.

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The star then took three years out of the spotlight following the controversy, but in 2016 appeared on This Morning to talk what happened and returning to TV.

Talking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Chris said: “Stupidly, when I was quite a bit younger, I got involved with a group of people, I didn’t know them particularly well. I decided I’d try and impress these people and ended up doing some very stupid things.

“It kills me really because the stuff that went online, that in no way reflects my feelings towards women. I was bought up by my mum and my grandma, me and my girlfriend have been together going on seven years.”

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He added: “I didn’t leave the house for a long time, I was really depressed, really ashamed, and rightly so.”

But what is the star up to now, and who is he dating? Let’s take a look…

Where is Chris Fountain now?

This year, it was reported that the 33 year old Bradford born star was stuck in Bali amid the pandemic.

In March, the star first broke the news on his Instagram that he could not return home because of travel restrictions.

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He wrote: “Currently stuck in Bali, so me and my friends have travelled to a remote part of the island to distance ourselves from the masses.

“Everywhere is eerily quiet. No flights home as yet and no obvious right answers as to what to do, missing my family and friends but trying to make the best of the situation.

“To everyone at home, stay safe, be kind and do the right thing to get this virus stopped as soon as possible.”

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Chris hasn’t posted much since on Instagram, but his most recent post shared earlier this month points to him being in Dubai.

Posing on a jet ski, Chris penned to his 51,000 Instagram followers: “Riding the wave…”

Chris returned to showbiz by touring with The Full Monty musical in 2016, marking his return to acting.

He then starred in Girlfriends, a ITV series.

The former Coronation Street star wrote at the time: “Today marks a very special day for me.

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"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!"

The star is not known to have starred in anything since, and he tends to keep himself out of the spotlight.

Who is Chris Fountain dating?

Chris tends to keep his love life out of the spotlight, and he hasn’t shared any sign of a relationship on social media.

According to the Daily Star, Chris was spotted on dating site Bumble in 2019.

He told potential matches: "Creative Yorkshireman currently residing in Hackney.

"Boasts slightly above average chat, an affinity with gin and a stellar music collection."

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