In a controversial move, the BBC have confirmed that a sex scene from an upcoming episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day will not be broadcast in the UK.

According to The Sun the clip, which is expected to air on in the US, shows Captain Jack sleeping with a barman.

“It wasn’t that it was a gay scene that worried people, but just the fact that it was such an explicit sex scene full stop,” one insider explained. “You can get away with scenes like that on American cable channels, but you can’t on primetime BBC One.

A spokesperson for the BBC announced that this is not the only scene to be cut, adding that a violent moment later in the series will not be shown in the UK either. They point out that UK viewers will not be missing out on key plot developments, “The UK and US versions of Torchwood are slightly different. However, these differences do not change the story in any way and the strong storylines are first and foremost to the series.”

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