Megan Barton-Hanson has revealed she reached out to Sarah Jayne Dunn after her Hollyoaks contract was terminated due to the star launching an OnlyFans page.
Sarah, 40, was on the show for over two decades, but her time on Hollyoaks came to an abrupt end last year in the wake of her decision to keep her account, despite her having "approval" from Channel 4.
Previously speaking about the ordeal, Sarah told OK! that it was a "huge shock" after playing the role of Mandy Richardson on the programme for 25 years.
Now, former Love Islander Megan has weighed in on what happened during an exclusive interview with OK! Online about her involvement in Boots' wellness podcast Taboo Talk, which is hosted by Vogue Williams.
Megan, 27, explained: "I reached out to her during it [Hollyoaks ordeal] because I just felt so bad for her and it was such a big thing in the press.
"I just offered my support because I get it and I think anyone who has worked in the sex industry from anything from glamour modelling to stripping to a webcam model, we've all experienced it in one way or another. That judgement."
She continued: "But to get fired from your work – it was mad and mind blowing and it really shows us how far we still have to come. I'm glad she stuck to her guns but it's definitely disappointing."
Attempting to recall her own experience of ever being snubbed from a job due to her own OnlyFans account, Megan said she sometimes questions whether TV bosses neglect asking her to take part in a show because of her work.
"I always have suspicions with certain TV channels or certain shows and I wonder if I haven't been asked to do that because of my OnlyFans," she shared.
Megan, who recently admitted Ex On The Beach was a "character building" experience, added: "At the end of the day, OnlyFans is my main source of income and it's something that I enjoy doing. I love shooting.
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"It gives me an opportunity to be very creative and work with amazing photographers."
Megan has always been open about her past as a stripper and her current job of OnlyFans. This has lead her to take part in the Boots Taboo Talk Podcast.
Speaking on her involvement, she said: "I've always used my platform to try and de-stigmatise and break down taboos. I think after having such a hard time in the villa with trolling and stuff, it's always been something I've been so passionate about.
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"The podcast does such a good job at talking about subjects that haven't really had a light shone on them. So I'm really happy to have taken part in this Tabboo Talk podcast.
Megan joins host Vogue Williams on the most recent episode of Boots Taboo Talk Podcast: Let’s talk safe sex with Megan Barton Hanson here
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