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Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas snapped hanging out with shamed former Corrie star

The pair were out with some other mates

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Emmerdale star Adam Thomas has posted a snap of him having a night out with his mates – including disgraced former Corrie star Chris Fountain.

The boys were on a night out with two other friends and they all looked like they were having a great time.

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Chris was in Hollyoaks as Justin Burton for six years before swapping Chester for Weatherfield and joining Coronation Street as Tommy Duckworth in 2011.

Tommy was the son of bad boy Terry Duckworth, but he tried to go straight and ended up in a romance with Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan).

However, their love affair came to an end very abruptly in 2013 when Chris was sacked by ITV bosses for posting an offensive rap to YouTube.

Read more: Chris Fountain reveals he put his family through hell

Chris played Tommy Duckworth on Corrie before his offensive rap video got him sacked (Credit: ITV)

He was starring as his alter ego The Phantom and his rap was about raping a girl and committing acts of extreme violence.

Speaking about the video on This Morning last year he told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that he’d fallen in with the wrong crowd.

“Stupidly, when I was quite a bit younger, I got involved with a group of people who I didn’t know very well and I ended up trying to impress them.

“I ask myself why I did it every day.”

When asked why he would say such derogatory and offensive things in a video everyone could see, he replied: “It kills me, really. The stuff that went online doesn’t reflect my feelings towards women… It was just a crazy moment.”

He spent three years out of work, but has since got his life back on track with a starring role in a touring production of The Full Monty, and has turned his hand to DJing.

Meanwhile Adam has recently announced he is quitting Emmerdale. After months of rumours that he was off to host his own chat show, the actor confirmed his departure on the Emmerdale website.

Speaking of his time as part of the Barton clan, Adam said: “I’ve had an amazing eight years working on Emmerdale and I’ve loved every minute of it.

“It was a really tough decision to take to leave but I felt that now is the time to move on and challenge myself with some new roles.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Emmerdale for both giving me the opportunity to to work as part of such a great team and for giving my character Adam Barton some great storylines too.”

Adam says he’s loved Emmerdale, but the time is right to move on (Credit: ITV)

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Show producer Iain MacLeod added his own feelings on the departure: “Everyone will be really gutted to see Adam go!

“He’s a top bloke and a really talented actor. But he’s given us a lot of notice, so we’ve been able to prepare a huge exit story for him.

“I’m really excited to see it play out on screen – however sad it will be to wave goodbye to such a brilliant character and cast member.”

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