John Barrowman axed from Dancing on Ice as Scots sexual misconduct claim resurfaced

John Barrowman has been axed from the Dancing on Ice panel after two years in the role, following sexual misconduct claims.

Barrowman, 54, was accused earlier this year of repeatedly exposing himself on the set of Doctor Who and other shows.

John’s gig on the panel of ITV was a great comeback from the star, he was previously a TV regular on the BBC with Doctor Who and spin-off show Torchwood before taking a hiatus from the spotlight.

John Barrowman attends the TRIC Awards 2020

He landed Dancing on Ice after coming third in 2018’s series of I’m a Celeb which saw him take to the Australian jungle.

A TV insider told The Sun: “This will be devastating for him.

“Clearly ITV feel it’s not a good look to have someone like John centre-stage on a family­-friendly show.”

“After largely disappearing off our screens following Torchwood and Doctor Who he was brought back from the wilderness on I’m A Celebrity.

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“Landing the judging job on Dancing On Ice, which is one of ITV’s biggest entertainment shows, represented an incredible comeback for him.

“And he must have thought the allegations were consigned to the past until the Clarke scandal erupted in April.

“Clearly ITV feel that it’s not a good look to have someone like John taking centre stage on a family-friendly show airing at a teatime on a Sunday.”

A spokeswoman said: “We thank John for two brilliant years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials.”


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