Former Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn looks ravishing in a red dress as she heads to dinner


She was famously fired from her role in Hollyoaks after refusing to leave racy content platform, OnlyFans.

And exactly one month on from her sacking, Sarah Jayne Dunn appeared happy and confident as she put on a stylish display while heading to dinner at The Ivy Restaurant in Manchester on Friday.

The actress, 40, looked ravishing in a figure-hugging red dress which featured a plunging neckline and cut-out detailing at the sides.

Lady in red: Sarah Jayne Dunn looked happy and confident as she put on a stylish display while heading to dinner at The Ivy Restaurant in Manchester on Friday

Lady in red: Sarah Jayne Dunn looked happy and confident as she put on a stylish display while heading to dinner at The Ivy Restaurant in Manchester on Friday

Sarah, who played Mandy Richardson in the Channel 4 soap, boosted her height with towering black sandals, while she tucked a black handbag beneath her arm. 

The soap siren accessorised her glamorous with delicate gold chains, while she styled her blonde locks in loose waves. 

Despite the recent woes in her professional life, the beauty was all smiles as she braved the cold to enjoy a night out with pals.

Earlier in the day, Sarah joined Olivia Attwood, 30, in Manchester to film a new ITV documentary about the 18+ subscription site.

Stunning: The actress, 40, looked ravishing in a figure-hugging red dress which featured a plunging neckline and cut-out detailing at the sides

Stunning: The actress, 40, looked ravishing in a figure-hugging red dress which featured a plunging neckline and cut-out detailing at the sides

Olivia wore a textured blazer with cream trousers, and the former Hollyoaks actress wrapped up with a camel coloured coat worn over a sleek black dress.

Both women were preened to perfection, with heavy make-up looks and their blonde tresses styled into glamorous curls. 

At the end of August it was revealed that Olivia would be hosting a brand new ITV2 documentary probing into OnlyFans and sex sites.

ITV2 boss Paul Mortimer tipped the reality star to become the new Stacey Dooley as she develops her presenting career, having previously appeared in her own reality show, Olivia Meets Her Match.

Fashionista: Sarah, who played Mandy Richardson in the Channel 4 soap, boosted her height with towering black sandals, while she tucked a black handbag beneath her arm

Fashionista: Sarah, who played Mandy Richardson in the Channel 4 soap, boosted her height with towering black sandals, while she tucked a black handbag beneath her arm

Dropped: Sarah Jayne's outing comes exactly one month after she was famously fired from her role in Hollyoaks after refusing to leave racy content platform, OnlyFans

Dropped: Sarah Jayne’s outing comes exactly one month after she was famously fired from her role in Hollyoaks after refusing to leave racy content platform, OnlyFans

Singing her praises at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Paul said of Olivia’s new documentary: ‘She is exploring, in a series of four films, the Internet phenomena that is young women and men who are using it in order to make easy money.

‘So it will be talking about things like Only Fans and the internet porn sites.’

Sarah Jane was sacked her from Hollyoaks last month because she refused to leave the raunchy website OnlyFans.  

Following her axe, the star defended having an account on the 18+ subscription site, insisting that her content is no different to photos of her which are posted on Instagram or appear in lads’ mags.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Sarah Jane – who played the role of Mandy Richardson on-off since 1996 – argued: ‘It’s the kind of pictures I’ve done all my life!’ and reiterated that it wasn’t her decision to leave the Channel 4 soap. 

In a statement at the time, a Hollyoaks representative told The Sun: ‘Hollyoaks is a youth-facing drama with many young viewers, who follow our cast very closely, both in the soap and outside of it. 

Hollyoaks said: 'We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites' (Sarah pictured as Mandy Richardson)

Hollyoaks said: ‘We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites’ (Sarah pictured as Mandy Richardson) 

‘We take our responsibility to our young audience very seriously and therefore the show does not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites.

‘We had hoped we could reach a resolution with Sarah that would allow her to remain in her role as Mandy, but we respect her choice to continue to produce content on OnlyFans.

‘In the past four years since her return to the show her legacy character has been an integral part of some our most important storylines and we will be very sad to see her go.’

Speaking out: Following her axe, the star defended having an account on the 18+ subscription site, insisting that her content is no different to photos of her which are posted on Instagram or appear in lads' mags

Speaking out: Following her axe, the star defended having an account on the 18+ subscription site, insisting that her content is no different to photos of her which are posted on Instagram or appear in lads’ mags

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