The actor played Tommy Duckworth in the soap, and was given his marching orders when a video of him rapping lines about rape emerged.
Now, speaking on ‘This Morning’, Chris shared his regrets over the incident, labelling it a “crazy moment” that he didn’t think through.
He explained to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: “Stupidly, when I was quite a bit younger, I got involved with a group of people who I didn’t know them very well, and I ended up trying to impress them. I ask myself why I did it every day.”
“The stuff that went online doesn’t reflect my feelings towards women... It was just a crazy moment.
“It wasn’t something that I’d premeditated and thought about.”
In the video, which was posted online under a pseudonym, Chris rapped: “I will f*** anybody up in the worst way, rape a b***h on her birthday.”
Chris is now preparing to take on a new project, and is set to star in a touring production of ‘The Full Monty’, alongside former ‘Hollyoaks’ co-star Gary Lucy.
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