• Chris Fountain suspended from Coronation Street over 'totally unacceptable' rap lyrics

    Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has been suspended from the soap after he was found to have given a series of "totally unacceptable" rap performances under a secret alter-ego. The 25-year-old actor, who plays Tommy Duckworth, has said he is "deeply ashamed" of the lyrics in his raps and has issued an apology. It has emerged that Chris is the man behind controversial masked performer The Phantom. In a series of online videos posted on YouTube, which have since been removed, the star delivers expletive-laden lyrics with themes of violence and rape.   In a statement, Chris — a former contestant on Dancing