The under-fire actor faces the axe after being exposed as a foul-mouthed internet rapper who boasts about raping women.
ITV chiefs have already suspended the 25-year-old from his role as Tommy Duckworth.
Now we can reveal he will be ordered back to the studio during his holiday next week to meet boss Stuart Blackburn and other senior executives where he will be forced to explain his actions.
Soap chiefs held a crisis meeting yesterday amid calls from viewers for Chris to be sacked.
Vickydoolinx tweeted him directly: “You are one disgusting piece of sh*t with one f***ed up mind who should be ashamed of yourself.”
Ambermclean92 blasted: “Chris Fountain you make me physically sick. Boasting of raping woman. Hope you get sacked.”
And Sazza_jay added: “Hi Coronation Street. I think it would be safer for all your female employees if you sacked this sh**prick.”
The actor stunned the show’s fans when he was revealed as a foul-mouthed rapper who glorifies rape and violence.
Under the name The Phantom, Chris has posted a series of sick videos online of him performing songs about abusing women and stabbing enemies in the face with needles.
One insider said: “I don’t think there is any coming back from this. He claims the videos are a year old but he was still working on Corrie then.