John Barrowman Retires From Six-Figure Snow White Pantomime Role To Focus On Touring … After Admitting Exposing Himself On The Set Of Doctor Who
- Barrowman has stepped down from his scheduled appearance in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas at Bristol Racecourse
- A rep for the actor told MailOnline: ‘John’s concert tour has been rescheduled due to the ripple effect of the lockdowns. This means he has unfortunately had to withdraw from pantomime engagements this year.’ ‘
- Last month Barrowman apologized for repeatedly exposing himself while filming Doctor Who and Torchwood, but insisted it was just a ‘pregnancy’
John Barrowman has pulled out of a scheduled pantomime appearance, weeks after admitting to repeatedly exposing himself on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood.
The actor, 54, was scheduled to star as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas at Bristol Racecourse, but will no longer participate.
Blaming the ruling on scheduling conflicts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Barrowman’s rep told MailOnline he had to ‘withdraw’ from the show series due to the ‘ripple effect blockages ”.
Canceled: John Barrowman, 54, withdrew from a scheduled pantomime appearance after admitting to repeatedly exposing himself on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood
John’s spokesperson told MailOnline: “John’s concert tour has been rescheduled due to the ripple effect of the lockdowns.
“This means he unfortunately had to withdraw from pantomime engagements this year. His tour will be announced later this month.
the Star of the day reports that this will see Barrowman lose a “six-figure salary package.”
The newspaper adds that Bristol Racecourse bosses are “relieved” that Barrowman is no longer appearing on stage, because “they feared his involvement would cause controversy.”
Nothing can do: He was supposed to star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas in Bristol but will no longer participate (Photo: Barrowman in Dick Whittington in 2017)
MailOnline has contacted Bristol Racecourse for comment.
It follows that the star’s place in the Dancing On Ice jury is “at stake”.
According to reports from The sun, The show’s bosses are said to feel they can’t get the actor back to the show’s jury later this year.
Earlier this month, Barrowman apologized for repeatedly exposing himself during the filming of the two sci-fi shows, but insisted it was just a ‘gross’ .
A source speaking to the publication said: “Since the allegations against John came to light there have been discussions about his future on the Dancing On Ice panel.
Explanation: Last month Barrowman said his “fiery demeanor” was “only meant for good humor” to entertain colleagues on set and behind the scenes – not sexual harassment
Dancing On Ice: it follows that the star’s place in the Dancing On Ice jury is “at stake”
“But the feeling now is there’s no way to invite him again. ITV has shown that they are ready to act decisively when stars are accused of inappropriate behavior. And it looks like this situation will be no exception.
However, ITV has since confirmed that a final decision has yet to be made regarding its immediate future on the series.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: “Any discussion regarding the 2022 series of Dancing on Ice is very premature. Production has yet to begin.
Response: A source claimed: “ITV has shown that it is ready to act decisively when stars are accused of inappropriate behavior” (John pictured with Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in the 2021 series)
Last month Barrowman said The Guardian his “spirited demeanor” was “meant only for good humor” to entertain colleagues on set and behind the scenes – not sexual harassment.
“Looking back, I understand that my rambunctious behavior may have been upset and I have already apologized for it,” he said. “Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behavior have also changed.”
Barrowman broke his silence in May, taking to Instagram to share a video with fans in the backyard of his Palm Springs home.
He said: ‘Hi everyone, it’s John here and I just want to say thank you very much to all my family of fans and everyone who has reached out with the countless messages of support over the past few weeks.
“It meant a lot to me and really touched me to know that people are supporting me and standing by my side and sending me their love, all their appreciation and kind words.”
Barrowman signed off his post saying, “I hope we will all be back together soon and I can’t wait. Lots of love and thank you. ‘
Speaking out: In May, Barrowman broke his silence in an Instagram video thanking fans for their support