BBC cancels Agatha Christie mini-series starring Ed Westwick

Just one of a series of assault and harrassment allegations to come out of the woodwork in recent weeks, accusations against British actor Ed Westwick have resulted in the BBC pulling upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal by Innocence from its schedule.

We won’t go into the details of the allegations – which Westwick has deined – here, but this also puts the future of White Gold, which began filming series 2 last month, into question.

The BBC said in a statement: “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgment, but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules. The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations.”