Sarah Jayne Dunn has hit back at the Hollyoaks bosses who sacked her from the show this week because she refused to leave the raunchy website OnlyFans. 

The former soap star condemned the Channel 4 bosses decision – after cutting ties with the programme by unfollowing the Hollyoaks Instagram account – as she was spotted in her first public outing since the firing at the Boodles House 100th Anniversary event on Thursday night. 

She told The Sun: ‘The pictures I’ve put on OnlyFans are no more explicit than the sort of things I’ve done in the past for magazines and even for Hollyoaks’ own official calendar.’ 

‘It’s no expliciter than a Hollyoaks Calendar’: Sarah Jayne Dunn took aim at Hollyoaks bosses as she made her first outing since her firing (pictured at Boodles 100th birthday party in London). 

She said, “For me, this is about having the freedom as a woman aged 40 to decide what is right.”

‘I love photoshoots and I’ve worked hard for my figure. I don’t make a secret of the fact that I get a big boost out of it, and I’m not apologetic for that.’

Sarah expressed her sadness about the soap’s decline and stated that she would miss the cast. She also said that she was going to miss the crew, but insisted that she had no choice but to retaliate. 

MailOnline reached out Hollyoaks representatives in order to get their opinion. 

'I love photoshoots and I¿ve worked hard for my figure. I don¿t make a secret of the fact that I get a big boost out of it, and I¿m not apologetic for that,' the star hit back

‘I love photoshoots and I’ve worked hard for my figure. I don’t make a secret of the fact that I get a big boost out of it, and I’m not apologetic for that,’ the star hit back 

Sarah looked positive as she stepped out for her first event after being fired and disliking the show’s social media accounts. 

The star looked amazing in a black velvet mini dress that was cut out and had diamante flowers at its waist. 

She wore her blonde locks up in a high ponytail, and finished her look with a pair knee-high boots and sheer tights. 

Still smiling: Sarah looked upbeat as she stepped out for her first social event since she was fired from the show

Still smiling: Sarah looked upbeat as she stepped out for her first social event since she was fired from the show 

Stylish: The star stunned in a black velvet cut out mini dress, which featured diamante flowers at the waist

Stylish: The star stunned in a black velvet cut out mini dress, which featured diamante flowers at the waist 

Chic: She swept her blonde tresses up into a high ponytail and completed her look with a pair of knee high boots and sheer tights

Chic: She styled her blonde hair into a high ponytail, and paired it with knee-high boots and sheer tights. 

Sarah has played the role of Mandy Richardson on-off on Hollyoaks since 1996.

She was sacked from her £120k a year job this week after she refused to ditch her OnlyFans account.   

The actress, – who reportedly earned a whopping £7,200 in just a week after joining the X-rated subscription service – will no longer appear on the show after discussions with producers. 

Long-term: Sarah has played the role of Mandy Richardson on-off on Hollyoaks since 1996

Fired: She was sacked from her £120k a year job this week after she refused to ditch her OnlyFans account

Long-term: Sarah has played the role of Mandy Richardson on-off on Hollyoaks since 1996 and was sacked from her £120k a year job this week after she refused to ditch her OnlyFans account 

Successful: The actress reportedly earned a whopping £7,200 in just a week after joining the X-rated subscription service

Successful: The actress reportedly earned a whopping £7,200 in just a week after joining the X-rated subscription service

Moving on: Despite the drama Sarah appeared to be enjoying herself as she posed in an array of diamonds at the Boodles event

Chic: The star beamed in a stunning necklace as she shared the jewellery collection with her fans

Moving on: Sarah seemed to be having fun despite the drama as she posed with a range of diamonds during the Boodles event 

A Hollyoaks representative said in a statement to The Sun: “Hollyoaks has many youth viewers. They follow our cast very closely in the soap as well as outside it.” 

Hollyoaks takes its responsibility to young audiences very seriously. Hollyoaks cast members are not allowed to be active on websites for 18+.

“We hoped that we could reach a solution with Sarah that would allow Mandy to continue in her role as Mandy. But we respect her decision to continue producing content on OnlyFans.

“In the four years since her return to the show, her legacy character has been an integral component of some of our most important storylines. We will be very sad that she is leaving us.”

Pals: She was joined by Boodles Managing Director Michael Wainwright

Pals: She was joined in by Michael Wainwright, Boodles’ Managing Director 

Stunning: She also posed alongside Boodles' Honour Wainwright

Stunning: She also posed alongside Boodles’ Honour Wainwright

It all came as Sarah revealed to The Sun Hollyoaks isn’t as well-paid as people think. 

She said, “There is a big misconception that TV show stars earn huge sums of money. It just isn’t true.”

“People talk about six-figure salaries, but the truth is that you can end up struggling for months if your character doesn’t have a major storyline for a while.

Sarah added, “I’ve certainly experienced that myself.” There are times when I don’t know how I’m going to get through the next month. 

Gorgeous: Yasmin Le Bon looked flawless as she stepped out at the event in a metallic dress and heels

Twins: She cosied up to her lookalike daughter Amber

Beautiful: Yasmin Le bon looked stunning as she stepped out in a metallic dress and heels, and cosied up to Amber, her lookalike daughter.

Like mother like daughter: The duo looked flawless as she posed cheek to cheek for cameras

As mother and daughter, the duo looked perfect as she posed for cameras cheek to cheek. 

Having fun: They grinned as they worked their angles while taking selfies

Having fun: They laughed as they angled their selfies and smiled. 

Money troubles? It comes as Sarah admitted to The Sun that Hollyoaks isn't as well paid as people expect after being fired for her OnlyFans content

Money troubles? It all came as Sarah revealed to The Sun that Hollyoaks wasn’t as well-paid as people expected after she was fired for her OnlyFans content 

The mother-of-one shared her excitement about joining OnlyFans on Saturday and shared an Instagram post in which she described how she feels empowered and confident taking photos for the site. 

The actress shared a link to her website with her 184K followers, saying: “Welcome home to all my racier content. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you would like to see.

Sarah explained her reasons for joining the platform by saying, “This is a decision that I’ve thought long about, not one that I’ve taken lightly or on my whim. It’s about taking back control, empowerment, confidence, and having full control over my choices.

“I love photo shoots and have for years. It’s how I got into acting. At the tender age 12 I decided that I wanted to be an actor and enrolled in a modelling course. I also joined an agency and had my first professional shoot. I was lucky enough to get my first tv interview.

Work it! The mum-of-one revealed last Saturday that she'd joined OnlyFans and shared a lengthy Instagram post telling how she feels 'empowered and confident' taking racy photos

It’s possible! Last Saturday, the mother-of-one announced that she had joined OnlyFans. She shared an Instagram post about how she feels empowered and confident taking racy photos. 

She continued to explain that she is taking back control of her life after years of doing lads mags. She wants to establish ‘healthy boundaries.

She said, “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty incredible places for photoshoots starting at 17; however, I’ve never felt in charge of the content or the finances,” 

“The more I age, the more it is for me to take back control, to set healthy boundaries and to know my worth and value.

“That’s the essence of this project, taking control and choosing empowerment. Shooting images like this makes me feel strong and confident.

The actor explained that the images were not for everyone and she is now posting them on OnlyFans.

She admitted that she will undoubtedly be judged. Others might find it shocking. However, I am simply moving my racier, more sexy images to another platform. It is not shocking to me.

Sarah concluded by stating that she will rise above the haters, if she is trolled about the move.

Many stars have joined the platform to share photos, including Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’ younger sister.

After signing up for the service, which gives paying viewers access to exclusive content, the model has gained a large fan base.   

Wow! Many stars have decided to join the platform to share their sizzling snaps including Kate Moss' younger sister Lottie Moss

Wow! Many stars have joined the platform to share their hot snaps, including Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’ younger sister.

It’s understood that she signed up after earning a reported £36,640 in just one month on Glow – a high end alternative to her latest money-making venture.

Jaime Laing, a close friend and host of Private Parts podcast, shared her thoughts about her OnlyFans platform. She stated: “You can make upwards to $100,000 per month if it’s done regularly and you have followers.”

The model stated that it was so good.

Kerry Katona, a former Atomic Kitten star, joined OnlyFans as well and revealed that she was able to overcome her financial difficulties.

The singer said she has managed to earn £1million since being declared bankrupt in 2008 thanks to the site.

Mirror spoke to the star, who said that she now earns as much as ‘tens-of thousands per month’ sharing sultry images and snaps of her feet.

She said to the publication, “People are quick to say, “she’s desperate” if I get out some nipple. But I’ve made my first million after bankruptcy and I’m so, very proud. 

“If it weren’t for OnlyFans, I wouldn’t be able to invest in myself and make more companies.”  

Since starting her account, Kerry has been able to open her very own online clothing company, KerryBoutique, as well as a dating app with her fiancé Ryan Mahoney.

Her financial stability has allowed her to send her son Dylan Jorge to private school.

Work it! Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona also joined OnlyFans and has revealed that she managed to turn her financial difficulties around

It’s possible! Kerry Katona, a former Atomic Kitten star, joined OnlyFans as well and revealed that she was able to overcome her financial difficulties