Stephanie Davis: I chose to leave 'Hollyoaks'
Stephanie Davis says it was her choice to leave 'Hollyoaks'.
The 22-year-old actress - who played feisty Sinead O'Connor on the Channel 4 soap for five years - was reportedly sacked last month for skipping work and arriving on set drunk but she's now insisted it was her decision to quit.
She said: "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 brunette beauty also rubbished claims her partying had got out of control.
She told the latest issue of Zoo magazine: "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. 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."
Meanwhile, the actress - who hasn't been signed up for any new TV roles yet - is planning to ditch acting for music.
She said: "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. 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 full interview with Stephanie appears in this week's ZOO, on sale on now.