John Barrowman breaks silence after Dancing on Ice ‘axe’ due to flashing claims

John Barrowman has broken his silence after a slew of claims of inappropriate behaviour on set during his time on Doctor Who, which led to his role as Dancing On Ice judge reportedly being axed.

Barrowman, 54, apologised for “high-spirited behaviour and tomfoolery” after accusations he had exposed himself on the set of Doctor Who, where he plays Captain Jack Harkness, though he said he did not recall specific incidents.

The Sun reported he will not be invited back to his judging spot on Dancing On Ice, where he has sat on the panel alongside Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo since 2020.

In a video posted to his social media accounts, Barrowman said: “Hi everybody, it’s John here and I just want to say thank you very much to all of my fan family and everybody who has reached out with the countless messages of support over the last few weeks.

Witnesses that came forward also maintained that Barrowman appeared to be pulling ‘inappropriate pranks’ rather than predatory, the publication reports.

Representatives for the actor said that Barrowman ‘did not recall’ the alleged incidents, and Barrowman said his “high-spirited behaviour” was “only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage”.

He added: “With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously.”

“Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.”

In 2008, Barrowman apologised after he pulled his trousers down during a BBC Radio 1 interview.

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