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Stephanie Davis dropped by Hollyoaks

Stephanie Davis has been dropped from Hollyoaks with immediate effect.

The 22-year-old actress, who had been playing Sinead O'Connor since she was 16, has been dropped from the popular soap. While it is unsure why she was fired at the moment, a Hollyoaks spokesperson has confirmed her departure will be prompt.

"Stephanie Davis will no longer be filming Hollyoaks. Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect,” they told various publications, including Mail Online and Mirror Celeb.

As she will not return to film a proper exit, it's thought her character will have to be written out in another way.

From looking at Stephanie's comments on social media it would seem the decision made by the show's bosses was very last minute. It was only yesterday that Stephanie wrote on Twitter about how excited she was for fans to see her work.

"Brill day at work can't wait for u all to see!!! So excited! #HOLLYOAKS X (sic)" she gushed.

She also appeared to hint at recording some music as she mentioned visiting a studio alongside several music note emoticons.

In April of this year Stephanie told British newspaper the Daily Star how excited she was to continue filming the Channel 4 soap after signing a new year-long contract.

"I'm really happy," she said at the time. "I've been in the show since I was 16 and I am 22 now. I've kind of grown up here, which has been mental."

Before becoming known as Sinead the actress had small roles on Holby City and Doctors. It was when she took part in Over The Rainbow in 2010, the show which searched for a Dorothy to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz, that she caught the public's eye and she was quickly signed by Hollyoaks after making it five weeks into the competition.

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