TV industry cuts ties with Noel Clarke: BBC joins Sky and ITV in turning back on star amid sexual misconduct allegations
- The BBC has become latest broadcaster to distance itself from Noel Clarke
- ITV bosses already pulled final instalment of police drama Viewpoint from Friday
- Sky has ‘halted’ filming on latest series of Clarke’s drama Bulletproof
Embattled Noel Clarke stood increasingly alone last night as the entertainment industry turned its back on him.
The BBC became the latest broadcaster to distance itself from the controversial star, with a spokesman saying: ‘We will not be progressing any projects with Noel Clarke at this time.’
Bosses at ITV had already pulled the final instalment of police drama Viewpoint from its Friday night schedule because of Clarke’s starring role, although it is available online at ITV Hub until tonight when it will be removed.
Viewing figures for the episode were unavailable.
Embattled Noel Clarke (pictured) stood increasingly alone last night as the entertainment industry turned its back on him
Meanwhile, Sky has ‘halted’ filming on the latest series of Clarke’s crime drama Bulletproof.
Last night, the British Film Institute – which was involved in the funding of some of Clarke’s projects – said it was ‘extremely concerned about the recent allegations’ and ‘deeply sorry for anyone affected by such behaviour’.
The statement added: ‘Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, and allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying or harassment must be taken extremely seriously.
‘This alleged behaviour should not be tolerated. Our workforce must be enabled to report incidents and feel confident that guidance and policies are being put into practice.’
‘We recognise it can be extremely difficult . . . to come forward and the pressure and burden that brings on individuals, so this is why it is so important for employers to take the lead and invest in preventative measures and effective support.’
The BBC became the latest broadcaster to distance itself from the controversial star, with a spokesman saying: ‘We will not be progressing any projects with Noel Clarke at this time’
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