Coronation Street actor sacked after racist tweets

ITV to write out Pakistani-born actor after he unleashes explicit tirade directed at Indians.


ITV has dumped Pakistani-born actor Marc Anwar from Coronation Street actor with immediate effect following racist tweets on social media.

Anwar took aim at India over the conflict on the Kashmir border, just days after 17 soldiers were killed.

Anwar, who has played played businessman Sharif Nazir since 2014, unleashed an explicit tirade before deleting several tweets.

In a statement, ITV said: “We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar.

“We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street with immediate effect.”

Writers now have to extract him from a major storyline surrounding a 7-year long affair.

Anwar has also appeared in Emmerdale, Holby City and Doctors.

Coronation Street airs in Australia on UKTV.

Source: Digital Spy

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