ITV is to move the final episode of its drama, Viewpoint, from the main channel to the ITV hub in light of allegations against the show’s star, Noel Clarke.
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.”
The ITV source added that Viewpoint is an ensemble production, made by a 200 strong cast and crew and that neither producers Tiger Aspect or ITV have received any complaints about Noel Clarke’s behaviour during the making of the drama.
Viewpoint will be available on The Hub until Sunday night. It will not be available to watch on any ITV platform after that time.