Vikings actor, Elijah Rowen, has apologised for his comments about Fair City.
The Dublin actor sparked huge backlash in recent days when he called the soap a “joke” and said that any actor who wanted to make it into the acting industry should stay away from the programme.
A number of past and present stars from the show hit out at the 25-year-old and the actor has now apologised for his remarks.
“I have the deepest respect for any actor out there working and making the grind. I was caught off guard at a social event in the early hours and spoke in error,” he told the Irish Independent.
“This is absolutely my mistake, and I apologise for any hurt my foolish words have caused. I’m a young actor – new to the industry with a lot to learn.”
“I feel bad especially as I know some of the great actors who have been on Fair City and know how hard they work,” he finished.
Elijah’s apology comes just days after he shared a post on Instagram in which he said: “Don’t believe everything you hear online… I respect anyone who’s grinding away in this industry… And you don’t know someone until you actually know them.”