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Full Monty Star Hugo Speer Denies All Claims Of Inappropriate Conduct After He's Sacked From Reboot

Full Monty Star Hugo Speer Denies All Claims Of Inappropriate Conduct After He's Sacked From Reboot

The actor was sacked after an internal investigation by Disney Plus

The Full Monty star Hugo Speer has denied allegations against him of ‘inappropriate conduct’ after he was sacked from the upcoming reboot. 

The iconic 90s film is being adapted as a limited series on Disney Plus, with Speer set to reprise his role as Guy. 

However, last week the streaming service announced he had been sacked following an internal investigation into the claims. 

As reported by Deadline, a spokesperson for Disney Plus 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."

Hugo Speer with his wife Vivienne Harvey.

Details of what the allegations are about have not been made public.

Simon Brewer, a spokesperson for 53-year-old Speer, told ET in a statement: "Hugo denies all the allegations and is challenging all of them."

UNILAD has contacted a representative for the actor for further comment.

The original Full Monty film was a major critical and international commercial success upon its release in 1997, grossing over $250 million from a budget of only $3.5 million.

Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Tom Wilkinson starred in the comedy-drama, which follows a group of unemployed steel workers in Sheffield who form a male striptease act.

The OG cast are back together for the reboot, which will focus on the characters 25 years later as they navigate the struggles of the city’s issues with healthcare, education and employment systems.

Speaking about the adaptation, writer and executive producer Simon Beaufoy said the team are delighted about the return of the characters. 

“We’re chuffed to bits to get all the Monty men back together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and assorted hangers-on – to see what life in Sheffield is like 25 years on,” he said.

The original cast are returning for The Full Monty remake.

Lee Mason, the director of scripted content at Disney, added: “Twenty-five years ago Simon introduced us to a group of funny, fearless and resilient unemployed working-class men from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them. 

“We’re delighted to reunite the original cast for this brand-new series on Disney Plus to catch up with these iconic characters and what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage in all their glory.”

A release date for the series, which started filming in Sheffield and Manchester back in March, is yet to be released.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Disney

Topics: Film and TV, Disney Plus