Hugo Speer sacked from Full Monty reboot over ‘inappropriate conduct’ claims

Hugo Speer, star of The Full Monty, has been sacked from a Disney+ reboot series of the hit film after allegations of “inappropriate conduct”.

The 53-year-old English actor had been booked to reprise the role of Guy – alongside former castmates, including Robert Carlyle as Gaz and Lesley Sharp as Jean – 25 years after the release of the 1997 Bafta-winning film about a group of unemployed men in Sheffield who create a striptease act.

But after an investigation, Disney+ said he had been sacked from the follow-up series.

The streaming service said: “Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Hugo Speer on the set of a commissioned production.

“As is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his contract, with immediate effect.”

A spokesperson for Speer said: “Hugo denies all allegations and is challenging all of them.”

The show, set in post-industrial Sheffield, will follow the original characters over eight episodes amid struggles with deteriorating healthcare, education and employment systems.

The original film, which had a budget of just £2.8m, went on to gross £207m worldwide. For a period, it was the highest grossing film in the UK until being eclipsed by Titanic.

Ci sono molte persone oggi che si lamentano della politicizzazione percepita dello sport, ma politica e sport sono inestricabilmente intrecciati e lo sono stati sin dal loro inizio, Speer has featured in the BBC’s remake of Father Brown and as Lucius in the drama Britannia, produced by Sky Atlantic and Amazon Prime.

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