Full Monty's Hugo Speer 'fired over naked incident in trailer'

Full Monty star Hugo Speer ‘sacked from the Disney+ reboot for inviting woman into his trailer while completely NAKED’

Full Monty star Hugo Speer has reportedly been sacked from the Disney+ reboot after allegedly inviting woman into his trailer while completely naked.

The actor, 53, who played Guy in the 1997 British comedy, had his contract terminated with ‘immediate’ effect after allegedly gesturing a runner in her twenties to enter his trailer while he had no clothes on, according to The Sun.

The publication reports that the horrified woman reported Speers’ actions to show bosses, who took immediate action.

Shocking: Full Monty star Hugo Speer has reportedly been sacked from the Disney+ reboot after allegedly inviting woman into his trailer while completely naked (pictured in 2021)

Hugo, who has been married to Glaswegian actress Vivienne Harvey since 2015, denies the claims. 

It is said that Hugo had been previously warned about walking around his trailer while stark naked before he eventually got the axe after inviting in a woman. 

Defending his actions, The Sun reported that Hugo said to producers: ‘All actors walk around their trailer stark b****** naked.’

However, following an investigation, Disney+ decided to fire the actor, who starred in the original movie 25 years ago. 

Axed: The actor, 53, who played Guy in the 1997 British comedy (pictured), had his contract terminated with ‘immediate’ effect after allegedly gesturing a runner in her twenties to enter his trailer while he had no clothes on, according to The Sun

A source told the publication: ‘Speer’s sacking has absolutely rocked the cast and crew. But he’d already been warned for supposedly walking around his trailer naked.’

They continued: ‘He claimed his towel had slipped from his waist when he opened the door to a woman runner. But there was no sign of anything to hide his modesty, and he apparently fully exposed himself to the girl before beckoning her inside.

‘The woman was horrified and did not consider entering his trailer for a second. She was upset, and then angry, and had no hesitation in reporting his behaviour.’

Contract terminated: The publication reports that the horrified woman reported Speers’ actions to show bosses, who took immediate action (pictured centre in the film)

Meanwhile, a Disney+ representative told MailOnline: ‘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.’

MailOnline have contacted Hugo Speers’ representative for comment. 

It is said that the police are not involved in the incident. 

Following Hugo’s alleged exit from the new series, the publication went on to report that scriptwriters are scrambling to rewrite scenes and plotlines, after filming had already began in March.

Denial: Hugo, who has been married to Glaswegian actress Vivienne Harvey since 2015, denies the claims (Hugo pictured with wife Vivienne in 2019)

A source said: ‘Speer’s sacking has absolutely rocked the cast and crew. But he’d already been warned for supposedly walking around his trailer naked’

While producers are said to be aware of the irony of firing a Full Monty for stripping naked.

Hugo had initially joined original stars Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, and Lesly Sharp for the Disney+ revival of the hit film. 

The British comedy was released in 1997 to critical acclaim. For a time it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic.

The film follows a group of unemployed men in Sheffield during the 1990s as they decide to form a male striptease act in an attempt to make some money.

The series will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors.

Comeback: Hugo had initially joined original stars Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, and Lesley Sharp for the Disney+ revival of the hit film (L-R Wim Snape, Paul Barber, Robert Carlyle, Hugo, Steve Huison, Lesley Sharp and Mark Addy)

The episodes will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.

The new series will feature the original group of friends over eight episodes, as they navigate post-industrial Sheffield and the struggles faced by crumbling healthcare, education and employment systems.

It will also introduce a whole host of new cast members including children and grandchildren of the returning characters. 

The episodes are directed by Andrew Chaplin and Catherine Morshead, and co-written by Alice Nutter with Simon Lewis as Series Producer.

The UK Original series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the US.

The original film is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK. An official release date for the new series is yet to be announced.

Original: The film follows a group of unemployed men in Sheffield during the 1990s as they decide to form a male striptease act in an attempt to make some money (pictured)

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