Noel Clarke's The Viewpoint co-star Bronagh Waugh says she 'stands with' his accusers after 'shocking' allegations

ACTRESS Bronagh Waugh says "things have to change" as she reacts to "shocking" allegations made against her co-star on The Viewpoint, Noel Clarke.

The 38-year-old actress – best known as playing a serial killer's wife in The Fall – has broken her silence as Mr Clarke 'vehemently denied" accusations of sexual harassment made by 20 women.

Bronagh starred alongside him in the ITV drama that was last night pulled off air, playing DC Stella Beckett.

She wrote on Instagram: "I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward to bravely and corageously tell their story. I am deeply saddened and shocked.

"Everyone deserves to feel safe and be protected in their workplace.

"Things have to change. We have work to do.

"Sending love to all of the cast and crew of Viewpoint tonight."

Her statement comes after Kidulthood actor Clarke was accused of a range of acts following a Guardian investigation – including sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent.

A total of 20 women have made allegations of this nature against the actor, who is married to Portuguese wife Iris Da Silva .

Mr Clarke says he is "deeply sorry" and is "seeking professional help".

He said yesterday he vows to educate himself and "change for the better" – but denies the allegations of sexual misconduct.

An ITV spokesperson said it would not be broadcasting the final episode of Viewpoint, which has aired every night on ITV1 this week.

Clarke, meanwhile, has been stripped of his Bafta for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema – just three weeks after he was awarded the gong.

Sky has also confirmed they have "halted" work with the actor following the claims.

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