Stephanie Davis
Davis has been playing Sinead O' Connor on the soap since 2010 Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has broken her silence following her axing from the long-running soap.

Earlier this month, the 22-year-old was dropped by show bosses who stated that the termination of her contract would come into "immediate effect" and that she wouldn't be filming any more episodes for the Channel 4 programme.

Davis opted to stay quiet about the events for a few days but yesterday night (19 July) took to Twitter to tells her fans that she "loved them all" and that she was looking forward to what the future had to offer.

"I would like to thank all of the fans for your continued support and not believing everything you read," she wrote on her personal social media page, marking the first time she had used it since June 2014.

"I'm excited to embark on a new adventure and already excited with things to come! U guys have been amazing and I love you all!!! Thank you ! Stephanie xxx"

When one of her 69,800 followers asked whether she was ok and whether she had been offered any help throughout her time at Hollyoaks, the Liverpudlian actress replied: "I have no problems, don't believe everything you read. I'm staying quiet and rising above it. I know what's true and what's not. I'm all good xx"

Her spokesperson had previously released a statement to the Mirror, explaining: "Stephanie's contract was terminated following warnings for lateness, attendance and after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption.

"Stephanie was on her final warning and show bosses decided enough was enough. She was in trouble for excessive partying and boozing and bosses took a one-more-strike-and-you're-out policy. Turning up drunk is unacceptable in any workplace so bosses were forced to take action. The atmosphere on set is sombre as the cast are sad she has gone and concerned about her."

Meanwhile, an insider had previously told The Sun: "Steph has been a problem for a while. She has gone rogue at least 20 times."

A source from the show also added: "She put us in an impossible situation. We had no choice but to let her go. It wasn't fair on the rest of the cast."

Davis had played character Sinead since 2010 and has been involved in many of the shows most dramatic storylines which have covered wide, controversial subjects including prostitution, bullying and the loss of her on-screen baby daughter.