They may leave their hats on — but stars of the small screen are preparing to bare all as The Full Monty comes back to Leeds.

The award-winning production based on the smash hit 1997 film has added former Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain to its cast ahead of the national tour later this year.

Oscar and BAFTA-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the film, had adapted his own screenplay for the show, which features the same iconic soundtrack with hits from Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

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The Full Monty is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday November 28 to Saturday December 3.

Fountain said: "I have had two wonderful years playing Tommy Duckworth with only happy memories of my time on Coronation Street.

"I am mortified that I have brought so much embarrassment to my colleagues and employers these last few days." An ITV spokesman said: "Chris Fountain's contract with ITV has been terminated as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips." Fountain added: "My biggest regret however is not to do with losing my job, but that I have hurt and let down so many people including those in a vulnerable situation and I am so very deeply ashamed of this.

"The lyrics that appeared online were influenced by a style of hiphop that I was experimenting with at a private freestyle session and blurted out in a moment of madness.

"I am also mortified to have put my mother, grandad and girlfriend through the last few days which they are hurt and bewildered by and so do not deserve. "Once again to everyone who I have let down and hurt.

I am deeply sorry." Fountain's departure is the latest blow for the long running soap which is currently missing two of its most familiar faces.Bill Roache, 81, who has played Ken Barlow in the ITV1 soap since its launch in 1960, is absent from the show as he awaits trial for child sex charges."There is absolutely no excuse - I take complete responsibility for my actions - but they were in no way thought out or represent at all my attitude towards women, rape and violence." However, Fountain's actions were condemned by charities, women's groups and MPs.Fay Maxted, chief executive of the Survivors Trust - an umbrella agency for more than 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations - said last week: "He is a role model for young people.It almost seems like he's making a joke of something that really isn't funny." Tory MP Priti Patel said his raps showed "a lack of respect, regard and understanding of the crime of rape". He should know much better." Fountain - who has also starred in Hollyoaks and has been a contestant on Dancing On Ice - last week said the videos were made over a year ago when he was experimenting with music.He added in his statement: "I just want to apologise from the bottom of my heart to everyone who I have offended or upset.