Soap stars 'to be BANNED from advertising cosmetic surgery'

Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars ‘to be BANNED from promoting cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media’… after Sarah Jayne Dunn’s OnlyFans row

Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars are reportedly set to be banned from advertising cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media. 

ITV have spoken with soap stars about what they can flog and promote online so that it doesn’t reflect badly on the channel or shows they star in, according to The Sun. 

It comes after earlier this week Sarah Jayne Dunn was sacked from her £120k a year job on Hollyoaks for refusing to leave the x-rated OnlyFans.  

New rules: Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars are reportedly set to be banned from advertising cosmetic surgery, adult entertainment and diet pills on social media (pictured is former Corrie star Helen Flanagan) 

The move reportedly will also allow cast members to post paid advertisements – but only with the producers’ blessing – to prevent them from quitting the shows because they make more money online. 

A source told the publication: ‘Stars like former Corrie actor Helen Flanagan are inundated with opportunities to promote products on platform including Instagram.

‘And earnings can often dwarf any salary actors get paid on the soaps, meaning it can be more lucrative to leave the shows to effectively sell goods.

Reaction: It comes after Sarah Jayne Dunn (pictured) was sacked from her £120k a year job on Hollyoaks for refusing to leave the x-rated OnlyFans

‘This is simply a smart way to ensure they can still advertise products while remaining on the shows.

‘But they spell out in black and white what’s deemed unacceptable – as previously it’s been a grey area.’

The list of goods which are banned also includes alcohol, gambling, tobacco, vaping, fireworks and financial products. 

Stars: ITV have spoken with soap stars about what they can flog and promote online so that it doesn’t reflect badly on the channel or the shows they star in, according to The Sun (pictured is Brooke Vincent who previously starred in Corrie)

ITV have reportedly just introduced the rules and will review them in three months time.

ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment. 

It comes after earlier this week Sarah lost her job on Hollyoaks over an OnlyFans row.  

The actress, 40, – who reportedly earned a whopping £7,200 in just a week after joining the X-rated subscription service – will no longer appear on the show as character Mandy Richardson after discussions with producers.

Confident: Last month Sarah explained her decision to join the website popular with celebrities such as Lottie Moss and Kerry Katona in a bid to ‘take back control’ after years of doing lads mags

A spokesperson for the Channel 4 soap said that they ‘take their responsibility to their young audience very seriously’ and are ‘very sad to see her go’. 

Sarah has played the role of Mandy on-off since 1996.  

Last month Sarah explained her decision to join the website popular with celebrities such as Lottie Moss and Kerry Katona in a bid to ‘take back control’ after years of doing lads mags.  

In a statement a Hollyoaks representative said: ‘Hollyoaks is a youth-facing drama with many young viewers, who follow our cast very closely, both in the soap and outside of it. 

‘We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members 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 as Mandy, but we respect her choice to continue to produce content on OnlyFans.

‘In the past four years since her return to the show her legacy character has been an integral part of some our most important storylines and we will be very sad to see her go.’

Work it! The mum-of-one revealed last Saturday that she’d joined OnlyFans and shared a lengthy Instagram post telling how she feels ’empowered and confident’ taking racy photos 

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