Sarah Jayne Dunn has vowed to never return to 'Hollyoaks' after bosses fired her for opening an OnlyFans account.
The 40-year-old actress was forced to leave the Channel 4 soap last year after she refused to close her model account on the adult subscription website on the demands of bosses.
Following her dismissal, Sarah insists that she has consigned her character Mandy Richardson to the past, although she doesn’t think that producers will ever ask her back anyway because of the way she exited the programme.
Speaking on the 'Drama School Dropout' podcast, she said: "It was an immediate termination.
“At the moment she hasn’t been killed off, but I don’t think it will be me reprising the role if she ever returns.
“I think, for me, I needed that closure, and that’s given me closure now. I didn’t particularly like what they had done with the character in the last year, I was really a little bit lost with her and struggling to understand why she had done what she had done. She was so out of character and there wasn’t a big enough reason for me to go, ‘Oh, I get it.’
“I wasn’t massively happy there anyway and I think I would have stayed forever so maybe I needed a push. It’s not how I would have wanted it to happen, it’s not ideal, you never want your name associated with being fired. But the support I’ve had and the positivity around it and the fact that I stood my ground and I feel I made the right choice for me and my family outweighs all of that, for me.”
Sarah - who has made it into the top 0.5 per cent of content creators on OnlyFans since launching her account – has accused bosses of hypocrisy for axing her over her account, on which she posts racy images, because most of the soap’s female cast have similar content on their Instagram accounts to what she is posting behind a paywall.
The blonde beauty - who played her character Mandy Richardson from 1996 over five stints before her departure in 2021 - added: “I’ve purposely moved all my images, my underwear and bikini shots on to my OnlyFans platform to keep my Instagram more wholesome, more clean, more family friendly, fitness and beauty and all of that.
“If you look at other people’s accounts who are still on the show, and this is not detrimental to them at all, it’s the same sort of images and they are out there and they’re alright with that. But because it’s mine are behind a paywall it’s an issue for me.”