Stephanie Davis shows off her huge new tattoo in racy lingerie shoot as she claims she QUIT Hollyoaks and wasn’t sacked
She’s said she’s excited to embark on new adventures after her dramatic exit from Hollyoaks last month.
And Stephanie Davis has already fulfilled one of her ambitions – starring in a racy lingerie shoot.
The 22-year-old soap star poses in satin and lace lingerie for Zoo Magazine, showing off her huge new chest tattoo, while explaining her sudden departure from the Channel 4 soap that has been her home for six years.
Steph looks full of confidence as she flaunts her stunning figure in the revealing magazine shoot.
Posing in black underwear, the actress’ new ink is also on display for the first time since she unveiled the trendy mandala design on her Twitter page last month.
In the accompanying interview the soap star is keen to set the record straight about her Hollyoaks exit, after producers announced in July that her contact had been terminated, just four months after she had signed a new one-year deal.
New adventures: The soap star has explained the reasons around her sudden exit from the Channel 4 series last month, insisting it was her decision to leave
Steph, who has played Sinead O’Connor on the show since she was 16, revealed that she had battled with being constantly tired while working six days of the week, as rumours swirled that bosses had had enough of her drinking and party lifestyle.
Speaking to Zoo, Steph explains that ‘it was ultimately my choice to leave! I just walked and then the producers told me if I didn’t come back they’d have no option but to terminate my contract, but that it was my choice. I regret the way it ended – I probably should’ve gone about it in a better way, but I was desperate for a break.’
The actress adds that she doesn’t feel her partying affected her work, explaining: ‘I’ve always had fun and when I started the show I did like to party, but I’m just like any normal 22-year-old and I’m sure everyone is the same as they’re growing up – everybody has to be 18 and a little crazy at some point.’
Bidding farewell: Stephanie has played Sinead O’Connor for six years, debuting on the soap when she was 16
The full interview appears in this week’s ZOO, on sale on Tuesday
‘The drunken thing was there for people to believe if they wanted to but I know people in the industry know me for what I really am.’
As well as spending more time with her model boyfriend Sam Reece, with the couple busy house hunting this week, Steph has big plans for the future.
After getting her break on the BBC talent show Over The Rainbow, which searched for a new Dorothy for the West End production of The Wizard Of Oz, the actress has revealed she wants to return to her singing roots.
‘My passion has always been music, so I’ve been working with a few record labels and hopefully I’ll be in the studio soon and then I can look at releasing some tracks in the new year,’ she says.
‘I’ve written some really good music and the only other person I know to make the jump from soaps is Kylie Minogue – so let’s try to do that!’
The actress has already been busy sharing some lyrics from her tunes on Twitter, posting this week:
‘Lyrics of one of my songs ‘Life is a funny thing, it makes you feel a lot of things, that you can’t understand.. But it’s all part of a plan.’
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