Noel Clarke: ITV will not air final episode of Viewpoint following sexual harassment allegations
ITV have said it will not air the final episode of its drama show Viewpoint on Friday (30 May) evening following allegations of sexual harassment made against star Noel Clarke.
A spokesperson for ITV said it had decided it was "no longer appropriate" to show the episode after 20 women made claims to The Guardian.
The Guardian newspaper reported allegations from 20 women, all of whom knew the Kidulthood and Doctor Who star in a professional capacity.
The show was set to be broadcast at 9:00pm on ITV.
An ITV spokesperson said:
“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.
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.”