Hollyoaks star says hypocrisy of Sarah Jayne Dunn's 'axing' is 'staggering'

Hollyoaks star Ayden Callaghan has tweeted his reaction to the news of Sarah Jayne Dunn’s ‘axing’ from the show.

Sarah has been axed from the show as Mandy Richardson after a dispute with show bosses over her OnlyFans account.

A spokesperson from the Channel 4 soap told Metro.co.uk: ‘Hollyoaks is a youth-facing drama with many young viewers, who follow our cast very closely, both in the soap and outside of it.

‘We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites.

‘We had hoped we could reach a resolution with Sarah that would allow her to remain in her role as Mandy, but we respect her choice to continue to produce content on OnlyFans.

‘In the past four years since her return to the show her legacy character has been an integral part of some our most important storylines and we will be very sad to see her go.’

Ayden – who played Joe Roscoe from 2013-2016 – called the hypocrisy of Sarah Jayne’s situation ‘staggering’.

The hypocrisy of the Sarah Jayne Dunn situation is staggering. It’s a great show with some wonderful people working on it, but the content on the show very often, is, to put it mildly, risqué. I think they’ve made a poor decision here.

‘The hypocrisy of the Sarah Jayne Dunn situation is staggering. It’s a great show with some wonderful people working on it, but the content on the show very often, is, to put it mildly, risqué. I think they’ve made a poor decision here’, he tweeted.

Ayden isn’t the first Hollyoaks star to react to the news.

Jeremy Edwards appeared on the Jeremy Vine show today (November 4) and said:

‘I love Hollyoaks. I bleed Hollyoaks if you cut me. But I think they promote nakedness.

“I don’t understand why they’ve got a problem with it… I think it’s wrong.”@jqedwards doesn’t understand why Hollyoaks was upset when @sarahjaynedunn appeared on Only Fans with intimate photos. pic.twitter.com/ZEuInIiv1x

‘I never had clothes on when I was on the show. They’re constantly getting people to get their kit off and I don’t think it’s a big stretch.

‘They do calendars with girls in their underwear. And boys in their boxers, or whatever. I haven’t seen [Sarah’s OnlyFans], but unless she’s naked I don’t understand why they’ve got a problem with it, because they were promoting it in that way.

‘They’re using their bodies to promote the show, and now they’ve decided it’s not cool. I think it’s wrong.’

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