Stephanie Davis sacked from Hollyoaks for turning up to work drunk

Published Saturday, Jul 18 2015, 08:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Stephanie Davis was sacked from Hollyoaks for turning up to work late and drunk, her agent has confirmed.

Soap fans were shocked on Friday (17 July) when a spokesperson for Hollyoaks announced that Stephanie's contract had been terminated with immediate effect.

Stephanie Davies at The Mirror Ball at The Lowry Hotel - 6 March 2015.

© Steve Searle/

Now, her agent has explained why the actress - who played Sinead O'Connor - was dropped so abruptly.

A statement reads: "Stephanie's contract was terminated following warnings for lateness, attendance and after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption."

Stephanie Davis at Inside Soap Awards 2013, 21 October 2013

© WENN / Lia Toby

Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie, who is dating First Dates star Sam Reece, has not publicly commented on the news.

But Hollyoaks co-star James Sutton reportedly made a dig at the sacking when he tweeted an image of the Wizard of Oz song 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' playing on his iTunes.

Stephanie Davis with boyfriend Sam Reece, July 2015

© Instagram / stephaniedavis88

Earlier this week, a Hollyoaks spokesperson said: "Stephanie Davis will no longer be filming Hollyoaks. Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect."

It was only in April that Stephanie confirmed she had signed a new 12-month contract with the soap.

The Liverpudlian actress found fame at 16 on Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber's show Over The Rainbow.

She joined the soap in 2010. Some of her biggest storylines included her bullying plot with Esther Bloom, a prostitution story, and the death of Sinead's baby daughter Katy.

Last year she was nominated for the Best Actress award and Best Dramatic Performance at The British Soap Awards.

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