Parry Glasspool suspended from Hollyoaks

Parry Glasspool suspended from Hollyoaks

Parry Glasspool has been suspended from 'Hollyoaks'.

The 24-year-old actor - who portrays student Harry Thompson on the Channel 4 soap - will miss two weeks of filming after posting a controversial clip on Instagram, in which he appeared to joke about domestic violence while brandishing a knife.

Parry has also received a "substantial" fine, which is being donated to a domestic violence charity.

The actor has since deleted his social media accounts and has now apologised for the video - in which he pretended to be a jealous girlfriend recording a message for her partner - and insisted he does not condone domestic violence.

He said in a statement: "I want to say sorry to anyone I have upset or offended.

"My friends would know that I would never condone domestic violence in any way and I am mortified that people would think that about me.

"My post, made a few months ago, was intended to be a funny take on other videos that I had seen shared on social media but on reflection was not appropriate for my followers.

"It wasn't meant to be sinister but I can see why it was viewed as such. I will be taking a break from social media."

The 30-second clip was titled "When girls try and hide their crazy..." and featured the actor waving a knife in front of the camera.

He said in the footage: "Babe, I don't mind you talking to other girls, OK? No, actually I would. I would kill you if you did. Wouldn't even know how to. With this knife I know exactly how to. Done it before and I'll do it again so don't even think about it."

The incident came a few months after he apologised for making a "date rape" joke about 'Love Island' contestant Daniel Lukakis on Instagram.