John Barrowman has been removed from Doctor Who: Time Fracture following allegations of indecent exposure.
Creators behind the ground-breaking immersive theatrical adventure, which plunges visitors into the acclaimed BBC sci-fi universe, have stated they have decided to remove his character Captain Jack Harkness from the project.
It comes after Barrowman was accused of exposing himself to his co-stars on the set of Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Barrowman admitted to ‘tomfoolery’ while filming the BBC drama Torchwood, after two former runners came forward with allegations that he would ‘get his genitals out on a regular basis’.
They opened up about their experiences of working with Barrowman in a Guardian report, but stressed that it was not sexually predatory behaviour.
A statement on the Doctor Who: Time Fracture website addressed the decision to axe Barrowman.
‘Immersive Everywhere has taken the decision to remove [John Barrowman’s] pre-record from Doctor Who: Time Fracture,’ it read.
‘We will continue to include content that pays tribute to this brilliant show that is Torchwood so as not to disappoint its fans, and are working on an exciting storyline to be announced soon.’
Barrowman recently told the Guardian that his behaviour was ‘only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage’.
‘With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously,’ he added.
‘Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.’
Doctor Who: Time Fracture begins later this month.
‘1940 – at the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens a rift in space and time,’ the synopsis teases.
‘For decades, UNIT have fought undetected to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses. Weakened and beaten back as the fracture’s multiplied out of control, they’re close to defeat.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Jack Barrowman’s rep for comment.
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