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John Barrowman departs Dancing on Ice as judge

OHMYGOSSIP — John Barrowman will no longer be a judge on ‘Dancing on Ice’.
The 54-year-old actor will not be returning as a member of the panel on the upcoming series of the celebrity ice skating contest, ITV has confirmed.
However, he will be working on the broadcaster’s ‘All Star Musicals’ specials.
A spokesperson said in a statement: “We thank John 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.
“John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals.”
The former ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Doctor Who’ star replaced Jason Gardiner on the winter competition last year, while he was previously a contestant in 2006.
His replacement, who will join ‘Diversity’ performer Ashley Banjo and ice skating legends Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill on next year’s series, is yet to be unveiled.
John’s exit from ‘DoI’ comes after he revealed he sought therapy after being embroiled in a scandal for exposing himself in front of his co-stars.
The actor admitted to “tomfoolery” during the filming of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’ in May but insisted he was only trying to lighten the mood and entertain colleagues, though he acknowledged his behaviour may have upset people.
And he later admitted the backlash about his antics led him to seek help after his mental health began to slide.
He said: “It was upsetting my mental health. My husband Scott suggested I talk to somebody. I won’t discuss what I’ve said in therapy sessions – that’s a matter of doctor/patient confidentiality – but I don’t mind admitting it’s helped me a great deal.
“It’s made me aware that despite how much cancel culture may talk about respecting people’s mental health, too often they don’t respect the mental health of the people they’re trying to cancel. So I needed to understand what was happening, which is why I went to speak to somebody.
“It’s a conversation that’s still going on. Seriously, whatever the situation, if you feel you need to reach out to someone it’s very important to keep talking.”
The entertainer insisted there was “absolutely nothing sexual” about his behaviour and he was just trying to “maintain a jokey atmosphere”.
He said: “I’ve never been someone who’s embarrassed about his body so it didn’t bother me if anyone saw me naked.
“The motivation for what I’d call my ‘tomfoolery’ was to maintain a jokey atmosphere.
“There was absolutely nothing sexual about my actions and nor have I ever been accused of that.
“In the theatre quick costume changes happen in the wings all the time, with everyone stripping off to get into their new outfits in time for the next scene.
“Girls might be braless, boys only in jockstraps. That’s just how it is and no one gives it a second thought. But I accept that my behaviour at the time could have caused offence.”

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