U.K. broadcaster ITV has pulled the plug on the “Viewpoint” finale, which was set to air tonight (Friday), following numerous allegations made about series star Noel Clarke.
“ITV has a zero tolerance policy to bullying, harassment and victimisation and robust procedures in place to investigate and deal with any complaints. We strongly believe that everyone deserves to work in a supportive and safe environment,” reads a statement shared with Variety.
“In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV main channel this evening.
“We are mindful that some of our viewers have already invested four hours of their time over the past four nights in following this thriller which was due to conclude this evening, and they have yet to see the final episode. As such we plan to make it available on ITV Hub tonight for a limited time for any viewers who wish to seek it out, and watch its conclusion.”
Variety understands that “Viewpoint” producer Tiger Aspect nor ITV received complaints about Clarke’s behaviour during the making of the show.
The series will be made available on ITV Hub until Sunday evening, after which it will disappear from all ITV platforms.
More to come.
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