John Barrowman pulls out of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs pantomime to focus on tour… after admitting he exposed himself on the set of Doctor Who
- Barrowman has pulled out of his scheduled appearance in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas at the Bristol Hippodrome
- A representative for the actor told MailOnline: “John’s concert tour has been rescheduled due to the knock-on effect of lockdowns. This means he unfortunately had to pull out of pantomime commitments this year.”
- Last month, Barrowman apologized for repeatedly exposing himself while filming Doctor Who and Torchwood, but insisted it was just “foolishness.”
John Barrowman has pulled out of a scheduled pantomime performance weeks after admitting to repeatedly showing himself on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood.
The 54-year-old actor was set to play the role of the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome this Christmas, but will no longer be taking part.
Blaming the decision on conflict scheduling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Barrowman’s rep told MailOnline he had to ‘withdraw’ from the series of shows due to the ‘fake effect of lockdowns’.
Canceled: John Barrowman, 54, has pulled out of a scheduled pantomime performance after admitting to repeatedly exposing himself on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood
Their statement read in full: ‘John’s concert tour has been postponed due to the knock-on effect of lockdowns.
This means he has unfortunately had to withdraw from pantomime commitments this year. His tour will be announced later this month.’
The Daily star reports that as a result, Barrowman will miss out on a “six figure pay package.”
The paper added that Bristol Hippodrome bosses are “relieved” that Barrowman will no longer appear on stage, as “they feared his involvement would cause controversy.”
No can do: he was supposed to star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas in Bristol, but will no longer be taking part (Photo: Barrowman in Dick Whittington in 2017)
Reports follow that the star’s place on the Dancing On Ice jury is “at stake.”
According to reports from The sun, show bosses would feel they can’t return the actor to the judges for the show later this year.
Earlier this month, Barrowman apologized for repeatedly exposing himself while filming the two sci-fi shows, but insisted it was just “stupidity.”
A source who spoke 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 “uplifting behavior” was “just for good humor” to entertain colleagues on set and backstage – not sexual harassment
Dancing On Ice: It follows that the star’s place on the jury of Dancing On Ice ‘hangs in the balance’
“But the feeling now is that there’s no way we can invite him back. ITV has shown that they are prepared to act decisively when stars are accused of inappropriate behaviour. And it looks like this situation will be no exception to the rule.’
However, ITV has since confirmed that no final decision has been made regarding his immediate future in the show.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: “All discussions about the 2022 series Dancing on Ice are very premature. Production has yet to start.’
Response: A source claimed: ‘ITV has shown they are prepared to act decisively when stars are accused of inappropriate behaviour’ (John pictured with Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean on the 2021 series)
Last month, Barrowman told: the guard his “cheerful demeanor” was “meant only in good humor” to entertain colleagues on set and backstage – not sexual harassment.
“In retrospect, I understand that my exuberant behavior could be upsetting and I’ve apologized for this before,” he said. “Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behavior have also changed.”
Barrowman broke his silence in May and took to Instagram to share a video with fans from the yard of his Palm Springs home.
He said: ‘Hello everyone, it’s John here and I want to say a big thank you to my entire fan family and everyone who has reached out over the past few weeks with countless messages of support.
“It has meant so much to me and it has really touched me to know that people support me and stand behind me and send their love and all their appreciation and kind words.”
Barrowman signed his message by saying, ‘Hopefully we’ll all be back together soon and I’m looking forward to it. Much love and thanks.’
Verdict: In May, Barrowman broke his silence in an Instagram video thanking fans for their support