Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap.
Here’s a bit of soap gossip for you concerning ‘Hollywoodoaks’ star Chris Fountain. As every Hollyoaks fan knows, Chris (or Justin as he’s better known to most of us) is taking part in the third series of Dancing On Ice.
Apparently poor (but not now of course) old Chris Fountain is exhausted filming his scenes as Justin Burton in Liverpool and rehearsing for the London-based ITV1 hit.
He’s been given an ultimatum by Hollyoaks bosses – return to his £70,000-a-year job when the show finishes or leave. Man, I wish someone would give me that kind of ultimatum…I’d feel like I’d just won the lottery!
Anyway, they’ve refused to give him time off to do the planned tour and ITV’s lump sum offer looks likely to tempt Chris to leave the soap he joined in 2003.
A source said: "Chris has been juggling both shows. He’s been travelling loads and is shattered. He’s been told it’s the tour or Hollyoaks and now ITV have offered him £100,000 to stick with them. That’s the clincher."
Doesn’t Chris Fountain’s dilemma make you wish you were in a soap? Income can be supplemented by appearing in panto or from skating around an ice rink (or, in the case of Mohammed George – our hero Gus – you can be paid for doing absolutely nothing). In the next life, I definitely want to come back as a soap star!
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