John Barrowman dropped from Dancing on Ice following flashing claims

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John Barrowman has been dropped from Dancing on Ice after admitting to exposing himself to colleagues earlier this year.

The actor first appeared as a contestant on the ice skating competition series in 2006 and returned to the show in January 2020 and 2021 to serve on the judging panel alongside Ashley Banjo and ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

However, ITV officials have now confirmed a report by The Sun suggesting Barrowman would no longer be a part of the show, although he will still work with the channel on its All Star Musicals series.

"We thank John Barrowman 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," an ITV spokeswoman said.

After allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were published about his Doctor Who co-star Noel Clarke in April, attention turned to Barrowman, who was accused of exposing himself repeatedly on the sets of Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood, behaviour he had previously apologised for back in 2008.

In a statement in May, Barrowman insisted his antics weren't sexual in nature and were simply "tomfoolery".

"My high-spirited behaviour which was only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and back stage has been well-documented, including in my autobiographies and even in song. There were a couple of times during filming where I’d resort to tomfoolery, but none of this was ever intended nor interpreted as being sexual in nature," he said at the time.

"With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed."

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