Now, Westwick has been dropped from Ordeal of Innocence altogether, the BBC reported. Christian Cooke, 30, who has starred in Cemetary Junction and series Where the Heart Is, will replace him in the role of Mickey Argyll and will reshoot all of Westwick's scenes this month.
The drama, also starring Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor and Matthew Goode, had been tipped as the corporation's standout murder mystery of the festive period. Cooke's co-stars will also be required in Scotland to re-shoot the scenes.
Co-producers Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited said they will announce a new transmission date in due course.
Two women, actors Aurélie Wynn and Kristin Cohen, made separate rape allegations against Westwick in November amid the #MeToo movement, which developed after an avalanche of sexual assault and harassment claims were made against Harvey Weinstein.
Ordeal of Innocence is the second project in recent months to be reshot following sexual assault allegations made against a key cast member. Sony announced in November that it would be replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World, which is released in UK cinemas this week.
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