ITV under pressure to axe John Barrowman after he was accused of exposing himself on the Doctor Who

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John Barrowman has come under fire for allegedly exposing himself on the set of Doctor Who during his stint on the show.

John, 54, apologised for his behaviour on Friday, saying it was just "tomfoolery" after he was accused by several crew members of exposing himself on set.

And now, Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke has weighed in on the claims and called for John to be axed from Dancing on Ice as it's a "family show".

He told The Sun on Sunday, "Inappropriate behaviour like this is not acceptable no matter what the circumstances. ITV and the BBC have a responsibility with the standards they set.

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"Dancing On Ice is a family show and ITV shouldn't be willing to indulge this behaviour in any way.

"It's incumbent on broadcasters to show they are not condoning such behaviour in any way."

These allegations emerged following several reports of sexual misconduct about Dr Who star Noel Clarke, which the actor has vehemently denied.

Referencing his own behaviour, John said on Friday, "With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed."

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John's Torchwood co-star, Ianto Jones, has since defended his co-star to the Metro.

 "In my experience on Torchwood John's behaviour on set was always meant to entertain, make people laugh and keep their spirits and energy high on what were sometimes very long working days.

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"It may be that because we were so close as a cast that professional lines were sometimes blurred in the excitement – I was too inexperienced to know any different but we were always laughing.

"The John I knew on set would have never behaved in a way he thought was affecting someone negatively.

"From what I know of him, that is not his nature. He was a whirlwind of positive energy, always very generous, kind and a wonderfully supportive lead actor to have at the helm of the show."

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Georgia is a Celebrity and Royal Writer working across GoodTo and Woman & Home, and the Director and Founder of communications company Farq Media. Prior to this she was Online Editor at New! Magazine – managing all of their digital content and social media accounts. Where she interviewed all of the hottest reality TV stars and spent far too much time commuting to London. She trained at Nottingham Trent University – where she achieved First Class Honours in Print Journalism whilst juggling copious amounts of work experience, freelance writing, blogging and having far too much fun with the dance society.