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ITV Viewpoint Fans Boycott Final Tonight As They Vow To Switch Off Following Noel Clarke Expose

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ITV Viewpoint Fans Boycott Final Tonight As They Vow To Switch Off Following Noel Clarke Expose

Viewers of ITV's new drama Viewpoint have threatened to boycott the finale episode - which is set to air on Friday - after its lead actor Noel Clarke was accused of sexual harassment, bullying and groping.

On Thursday, The Guardian published a damming investigation looking into the allegations which span between 2004 and 2019 in which 20 women came forward to call out the actor for his problematic behaviour.

Viewpoint premiered on Monday - just days before the allegations came to light - and it was scheduled to air all of its five episodes by the end of the week. However, viewers have now said that they will skip Friday's finale.

The finale episode of Viewpoint is currently scheduled to air as planned tonight (Credit: ITV)
The finale episode of Viewpoint is currently scheduled to air as planned tonight (Credit: ITV)
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"In view of allegations about #NoelClarke will be giving last episode of #Viewpoint a miss tonight, was interested to see the conclusion tbh but..I'll live," one woman tweeted.

A second viewer tagged ITV's official Twitter account and said: "@ITV #viewpoint. Suspended my viewing re Noel Clarke allegations #Viewpoint".

A third viewer said: "I'll read the episode write ups of the rest of Viewpoint to find out what happened, can't watch it anymore after what's come out about Noel Clarke. Be surprised if ITV show the final one."

Viewers said they are planning to boycott Friday's Viewpoint episode (Credit: Twitter)
Viewers said they are planning to boycott Friday's Viewpoint episode (Credit: Twitter)
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The allegations against Noel Clarke come from actresses, producers and interns, and include claims of non-consensual groping and harassment, covertly taking explicit images and videos and bullying on set.

Clarke's accusers included Brotherhood co-producer Gina Powell and Brotherhood actress Jahannah James, while several other women spoke under fake names, to protect their identities.

Clarke has since denied all allegations put to him, apart from a claim that he made inappropriate comments about one of his accusers.

Noel Clarke has denied the allegations from the 20 women who spoke to The Guardian (Credit: PA)
Noel Clarke has denied the allegations from the 20 women who spoke to The Guardian (Credit: PA)
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He said in a statement: "In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me. If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise.

"I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations."

Tyla has contacted ITV for comment.

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Topics: TV and Film, ITV

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