Coronation Street and Georgia May Foote hit back at claims she was sacked from the soap for refusing to take part in storyline

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The actress has vehemently denied claims that she was fired from her role as Katy Armstrong for refusing to take part in a storyline that would have seen her character convert to Islam.

Former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote has taken to twitter to express her outrage over rumours that she was sacked from the soap.

The claims come from former Corrie star Marc Anwar. Marc played Sharif Nazir, but was dropped from the show himself after a string of 'offensive' tweets.

Responding to the claims on Twitter today (April 29), Georgia slammed the comments as 'fake'.

'As an actress I would have jumped at the chance to play such a diverse storyline,' she wrote. 'This was not the reason behind me leaving the show I loved and cherished for 5 years.'

The show also responded to the rumours, telling Digital Spy: 'Georgia never refused to do any storyline during her time in the show.'

Marc previously told The Sun on Sunday: 'The storyline was that he would then ask her to become a Muslim. But when that was put to her she declined. I don’t know what her reasons were.

'But she was adamant she didn’t want to do that storyline. And so the response was, ‘OK, see you later.'

Georgia has always been full of praise for the show.

"I have had an amazing four years on Coronation Street," she said after the news broke that she was leaving the show. "I have had some fantastic storylines and worked with some wonderful actors."

Coronation Street continues on Monday.

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