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Sky cancels Noel Clarke’s Bulletproof ahead of series 4 after sexual misconduct allegations

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Noel Clarke’s police drama Bulletproof has been axed (Picture: Sky)

Sky has cancelled Noel Clarke’s TV series Bulletproof weeks after allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor were made public.

Last month, 20 women came forward in a report accusing Clarke, 45, of sexual harassment and bullying.

In a statement, Clarke said he was ‘deeply sorry’ for some of his actions, but vehemently denied ‘any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing’, adding that he ‘will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better’.

Following the announcement that Sky had suspended filming on police procedural Bulletproof, which Clarke co-created and starred in, it has now been confirmed that the TV series has been axed.

In a statement sent to Metro.co.uk, a Sky spokesperson said: ‘Sky will not be proceeding with any further series of Bulletproof.’

Series four of the show had already been commissioned earlier this year.

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Clarke starred in Bulletproof with co-creator Ashley Walters (Picture: Coco Van Oppens Photo)

Metro.co.uk understands that Sky explored various options before deciding to cancel in order to protect people who worked on the first three series.

However, as the firm previously announced that it had ‘halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions’, it was concluded that the show could not continue.

Metro.co.uk understands that this decision was made in light of the results from an investigation carried out by the producers of Bulletproof, with the company also being made aware of allegations made anonymously to several organisations this month.

It’s understood that other individuals who worked on Bulletproof, both on-screen and off, could become involved in other Sky productions in future.

Bulletproof launched in 2018 on Sky One, depicting Clarke as NCA Detective Inspector Aaron Bishop and co-creator Ashley Walters as NCA Detective Inspector Ronnie Pike Jr.

Following the publication of the sexual misconduct allegations made against Clarke, his Bafta membership was suspended.

In a statement, Bafta said: ‘In light of the allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian, Bafta has taken the decision to suspend his membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award immediately and until further notice.’

The previous month, Bafta had announced that it was honouring Clarke for outstanding British contribution to cinema at this year’s awards.

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