Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis has been dropped from the soap just months after signing a new contract.

The Merseyside-based actress, who played the character Sinead O’Connor, got her big break appearing on BBC talent contest Over The Rainbow in 2010 where she was spotted by the Channel 4 soap and offered a role on the show.

Stephanie Davis plays Sinead O'Connor in Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures)

Stephanie Davis plays Sinead O’Connor in Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures)


She recently signed a new deal keeping her on the soap for another year, but a spokeswoman for the show said: “Stephanie Davis will no longer be filming Hollyoaks. Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”

She offered no further information.

Stephanie was nominated in the best actress category in the 2014 Soap Awards.

Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis (Anthony Devlin/PA)


Her character’s recent storylines include her giving birth to a baby fathered by her gay best friend and being held hostage in a siege.