Amid allegations of sexual assault, Ed Westwick has been dropped by the BBC in the adaption of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence.

The TV drama had already been filmed, however Westwick will be replaced by Christian Cooke, who will shoot the new footage this month. In November, Westwick vehemently denied allegations that he had raped two women.

The BBC removed Ordeal by Innocence from its Christmas schedule and the filming of White Gold, was put on hold also. This is the second time that the actor has been replaced on a show or movie as the result of allegations. Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World, which released in cinemas this weekend. Plummer was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance also.

Ed Westwick starred in Gossip Girl for five years and 2013’s Romeo and Juliet. His former co-stars, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland for reshoots.

2017 shed a light on some of Hollywood’s most awful people, including Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. All three of them have lost their audiences, their shows and Weinstein was even voted out of his own company. Weinstein denies the allegations completely, while Louis C.K. apologised for his actions.

Kevin Spacey decided to use it as an opportunity to come out as gay. Which, needless to say, was really stupid.