Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect“, a spokesperson for the show told Mirror Celeb.

Sinead and Diane were the only family members to stay in the village, but Hollyoaks bosses recently introduced Ross Adams as Sinead’s cousin Scott Drinkwell.

Hollyoaks fans have been left bewildered by the news that show favourite Stephanie Davis has been suddenly dropped from the soap – just months after signing a brand new contract.

Davis had confirmed a new year-long deal with Hollyoaks in April. And let every choice you make be a brick in the foundation of rebuilding yourself.’.

“I’m really happy. I’ve been in the show since I was 16 and I’m 22 now”.

The 22-year-old actress, who has played Sinead O’Conner since she was 16, has received the axe from the Channel 4 soap “with immediate effect” under mysterious circumstances. “I’ve kind of grown up here, which has been mental”.

More recently, Sinead has embarked on an ill-fated relationship with her best friend Ste Hay following the arrival of their daughter Hannah.

Stephanie was nominated in the best actress category in the 2014 Soap Awards.

According to the biography on that show’s website, she has previously appeared on numerous TV shows including Doctors, Holby City, Parents of the Band and The Outsiders.