Sarah Jayne Dunn won’t leave Hollyoaks until 2022 after she's axed in OnlyFans row

ACTRESS Sarah Jayne Dunn won't leave Hollyoaks until 2022 following her axing from the soap over her OnlyFans account, The Sun can reveal.

The Sun previously revealed the soap star had been given the boot from the Channel 4 soap after refusing to stop posting racy images on the adult subscription service.

And now a soap insider told us that Sarah Jayne's character Mandy Richardson, who she has played on and off since 1996, won't leave Chester until early next year as scenes have been filmed so far ahead.

The source said: "Because scenes are filmed so far ahead, Mandy actually won't disappear from screens until early 2022.

"It's a race to write her out of the show now, and there are a lot of decisions to be made around her exit. Things are really up in the air as it's all so sudden."

Hollyoaks have been approached by The Sun for comment.

Sarah Jayne first appeared on Hollyoaks back in 1996 as the businesswoman and has reprised her role a total of six times.

Most recently she re-joined the show in 2017.

The 40-year-old cut ties with the soap by deleting it from her Instagram after 26 years as character Mandy Richardson.

The blonde beauty had been earning up to '£7,200 a week' from posting raunchy images on the X-rated website OnlyFans.

When soap bosses found out they they asked her to stop or lose her six-figure salary role as one of the Channel 4 soap's biggest characters.

They insisted her raunchy content, in which she strips for punters, was at odds with the show's young audience.

But Sarah claimed: "I'm simply moving my sexier, racier images to another platform.

"This is a decision I've thought long and hard about. It's about taking back control and confidence and having full power over my choices."

Sarah, who is married to Jonathan Smith and is a mum to three-year-old Stanley, added: "I love doing photoshoots.

"It's how I got into the acting industry … at the tender age of 12, I decided I wanted to be a model.

"I've been lucky enough to travel to some pretty amazing places for shoots yet I've never felt in control, of the content or of the finances."

Lime Pictures, the soap's production company, clashed with the star when she refused to back down over her use of the site.

A Hollyoaks spokeswoman said: "We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously. The show does not allow any cast 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 but we respect her choice to continue to produce content on OnlyFans."

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