Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars “will be Banned from promoting cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media” … after Sarah Jayne Dunn’s OnlyFans row
The stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale should be banned from advertising cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media.
ITV spoke with soap stars about what they can flog and promote online so it doesn’t reflect badly on the channel or shows they star on, according to The Sun.
Coming earlier this week, Sarah Jayne Dunn was fired from her £ 120,000 a year job on Hollyoaks for refusing to leave the X-rated OnlyFans.
New rules: Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars should be banned from advertising cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media (pictured, former Corrie star Helen Flanagan)
The move would also allow cast members to run paid commercials – but only with the blessing of producers – to keep them from leaving shows as they make more money online.
A source told the publication: “Stars like former Corrie actress Helen Flanagan are inundated with opportunities to promote products on platforms, including Instagram.
“And the income can often eclipse any salary actors receive on soap operas, which means it can be more lucrative to quit shows to effectively sell products.
Reaction: This comes after Sarah Jayne Dunn (pictured) was fired from her £ 120,000-a-year job on Hollyoaks for refusing to leave the X-rated OnlyFans
“It’s just a smart way to make sure they can still advertise products while still being on shows.
“But they state in black and white what is deemed unacceptable – because before it was a gray area.”
The list of prohibited products also includes alcohol, gambling, tobacco, vaping, fireworks and financial products.
Stars: ITV has spoken with soap stars about what they can flog and promote online so it doesn’t reflect badly on the channel or shows they star on, according to The Sun (Pictured, Brooke Vincent who has played in Corrie before)
ITV has just introduced the rules and will revise them in three months.
ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
It comes after Sarah lost her job earlier this week on Hollyoaks due to an OnlyFans row.
The 40-year-old actress – who reportedly earned £ 7,200 in just a week after joining the X-rated subscription service – will no longer appear on the series as the character Mandy Richardson after discussions with the producers.
Confident: Last month Sarah explained her decision to join the website popular with celebrities such as Lottie Moss and Kerry Katona in an attempt to ‘take back control’ after years of making magazines for boys
A spokesperson for the Channel 4 soap opera said they “take their responsibility to their young audiences very seriously” and are “very sad to see her go.”
Sarah has played the role of Mandy on and off since 1996.
Last month, Sarah explained her decision to join the website popular with celebrities such as Lottie Moss and Kerry Katona in an attempt to “take back control” after years of making magazines for boys.
In a statement, a representative for Hollyoaks said, “Hollyoaks is a youth drama with many young viewers, who follow our cast very closely, both on and off the soap opera.
“We take our responsibility to our young audiences very seriously, and as a result, the show does not allow any member of the Hollyoaks cast to be active on certain websites over the age of 18.
“We were hoping we could come to a resolution with Sarah that would allow her to stay in her role as Mandy, but we respect her choice to continue producing content on OnlyFans.
“In the past four years since returning to the show, her legacy character has been an integral part of some of our most important storylines and we will be very sad to see her go.”
Work it! The mother-of-one revealed last Saturday that she joined OnlyFans and shared a lengthy Instagram post about how “empowered and confident” she felt when taking racy photos.