John Barrowman has revealed he was sacked from 90s soap Central Park West for being open about his homosexuality.
The actor made the claim on British reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, where he is currently a contestant.
John is known for TV roles in the likes of Desperate Housewives, Doctor Who and also Torchwood.
‘My character was written out’
Speaking from the jungle in Australia, the 51-year-old said: ‘Producers pulled me into the office and sat me down – one was gay – and said they didn’t want me to talk about my boyfriend at the time, Scott, who I eventually married.’
‘In a nutshell, they asked me to go back into the closet. I went back to Scott and said, “I can’t do that”.’
John played Peter Fairchild on the CBS show, which ran from 1995 to 1996.
He furthermore added: ‘For years I’d wanted to be myself and hid being gay for a period of time, and been bullied for certain things, so I said no and I just lived my life.
‘My character was written out of the TV show, and sent off to South America to get a facelift and came back as somebody else but the show was cancelled, so…’