Under-fire actress Lily James dramatically cancelled her appearance on the Graham Norton Show on Monday, after she was spotted ‘passionately kissing’ married co-star Dominic West during an intimate weekend in Rome.
The 31-year-old star was scheduled to be a guest on the BBC chat show on Friday to promote the Netflix drama Rebecca, alongside music legend Bruce Springsteen, actor Matthew McConaughey and British singer song-writer Sam Smith.
But her appearance has been dropped, following further revelations about her liaison with West, 50, in the Italian capital at the weekend.
A press release sent out by show representatives on Monday stated: ‘Lily James will appear on the show at a later date.’
Cancelled: Lily James has dramatically pulled put of appearing on The Graham Norton Show this week, amid the scandal from her romantic getaway to Rome with married Dominic West
A press release for The Graham Norton Show – BBC One Friday 23rd October stated: ‘The BAFTA-award-winning talk show featuring the biggest celebrities and the brightest conversation on television.
‘Among the guests in the studio and on video call: rock legend Bruce Springsteen, promoting his new album Letter To You; British star Lily James, in the new Netfllix adaptation of Rebecca…
‘Oscar winner Matthew Mconaughey, talking about his memoir Greenlights; and musical guest Sam Smith, who chats and performs their current single Diamonds.’
Scandal: The beleaguered actress has been at the centre of a scandal over the past few days, after she was pictured kissing married West during a romantic trip to Rome
However, James dramatically pulled out of the appearance on Monday morning.
A source close to the show told MailOnline: ‘Please hold on that – I have just heard that she is potentially not on the show.’
The British actor then confirmed she would not be appearing on Graham Norton’s show.
A hastily revised press release released on Monday morning stated: ‘The Graham Norton Show – BBC One Friday 23rd October 10.45pm.
Cosy: A source claimed they put on a very cosy display by ‘kissing and cuddling’ during their British Airways flight to Rome, it has been claimed (pictured together at the airport)
‘Joining Graham in the studio and on video call: rock legend BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, promoting his new album Letter To You; award-winning actor DAME KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, in the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca…
‘[C]omedian MAWAAN RIZWAN, in the new season of Taskmaster; actor STEPHEN MANGAN, promoting Portrait Artist of the Year; and Oscar winner MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, talking about his memoir Greenlights.
‘With music from SAM SMITH, who chats and performs their current single Diamonds.’
It comes after she is said to have pulled out of a planned appearance on the Today show amid the scandal.
Nixed: James has also reportedly cancelled a planned Monday appearance on the Today show alongside Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer, 34. Pictured in their upcoming film
The Mamma Mia! star was set to appear on the NBC show to promote her new Netflix drama Rebecca alongside her co-star Armie Hammer, 34, on Monday.
However the actress, who stars as the lead in the Daphne Du Maurier adaptation, and Armie are understood to have pulled out of the show over the weekend, a NBC source told Page Six.
James was also slated to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show on Thursday, but it’s not clear if she’ll still appear on the night-time program.
The cancellation comes one week after Lily and Dominic who, both star in an upcoming BBC series together, enjoyed a two-day vacation together in Italy where they shared a hotel suite, were seen riding on a scooter through Rome, and Dominic appeared to at one point lean over and kiss Lily’s neck.
Display: At one point, Lily was seen leaning on Dominic’s shoulder as they checked in together
Dominic was notably not wearing his wedding band during his vacation with Lily and days later put on a united front with his wife, proclaiming their marriage is ‘strong’.
MailOnline has contacted Lily’s and Armie’s representatives for comment.
Dominic and Lily were spotted put on a very cosy display by ‘kissing and cuddling’ during their British Airways flight to the UK, it has been claimed.
They were seen wearing face masks as they made their way through the Rome terminal to catch their UK-bound flight.
Weekend: A source who spotted the couple at the airport in Rome said, ‘They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend nd they were all over each other’
A source has claimed that the pair wasted no time in kicking off their romantic weekend and were ‘all over each other’ while travelling, reports The Sun.
A source told the publication: ‘At first, I thought she was his daughter, as I knew he was around 50 and you could tell she was a lot younger.
‘Within minutes of the plane leaving, they began kissing and cuddling after both removed their masks.
‘They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all over each other. They were French kissing and there was a lot of necking going on.’
Lily was seen resting on Dominic’s shoulder at one point, before boarding their flight.
Claims: A source said Dominic and Lily ‘looked like a couple… and they were all over each other’ during the flight (pictured together in 2018)
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Lily and Dominic for a comment.
After arriving in the city last week, Lily and Dominic surprised onlookers when they were pictured appearing to kiss while dining al fresco.
Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and a younger woman, named Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson).
A source told MailOnline Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps.
Screen stars: Lily and Dominic star together in the upcoming BBC series The Pursuit Of Love
Ensemble: With her chestnut brown locks resting about her shoulders in big curls, she walked alongside Dominic, who wore a sky blue shirt with navy jeans and a matching gilet
They only left the hotel for a few hours riding an electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra. While for lunch they joined their friend and mutual manager Angharad Wood at a downtown restaurant.
At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic couldn’t resist nuzzling her neck and stroking her.
The previous Thursday, it was announced that Lily had split from The Crown star Matt Smith, 37, for good after a failed attempt to rekindle their relationship in lockdown following an on-off five year romance.
Since the pictures of Dominic and Lily in Rome came to light, he has put on a defiant display with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald, 49.
Married: Dominic and his wife Catherine FitzGerald put on a united front at their home after the pictures came to light
Just hours after she told friends she was ‘heartbroken’ over the images, which went viral, she agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with The Affair star, with him telling reporters: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’.
The mother-of-four gingerly stepped out of the marital home in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on Tuesday with her husband, hiding her ring finger in her jeans pocket.
Catherine purposefully raised her head and passionately kissed Dominic for the cameras, as they emerged from their rambling cottage, through a rusty gate.
Dominic appeared to have a rather smug look on his face as he made a point of showing that he was still not wearing his wedding ring. He wore the same outfit he wore on his day out with Lily, adding a brown jacket.
Lily and Dominic were pictured passionately kissing and cuddling as they shared scooter ride during a romantic weekend in Rome last Sunday
Working together? A source told MailOnline that Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the whole city
With fixed smiles planted on their faces, he and Catherine handed photographers a piece of paper, which repeated the words in his handwriting: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’, with their signatures placed underneath.
MailOnline understands the actor flew back from Rome on Monday night for crisis talks with his wife of 10 years, just hours after she told a friend she was ‘heartbroken, shocked and devastated’ after the pictures.
Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother-of-four Catherine since 2010.
They share four children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and daughter Christabel, seven. While the actor also has another daughter Martha, 21, with former girlfriend, aristocrat, Polly Astor.
Close: At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic and he couldn’t resist kissing her neck and stroking her as he displayed his wedding ring free hand
Last Monday, Catherine confided in a friend that she and Dominic were still ‘very much together’ at the time of his steamy clinch with Lily, and she had said she considered the marriage to be ‘probably over’.
A female friend who came to console Catherine told MailOnline that she has was ‘devastated’ over the pictures because she thought she and Dominic had a ‘good marriage’.
The friend told MailOnline: ‘Catherine has seen the pictures and she’s devastated. I came over to speak with her as soon as I knew about them.
‘Catherine has been trying to speak with Dominic but he’s not answering his phone. She’s totally shocked because she didn’t know anything was going on. They were very much together, so this is completely out of the blue.
Strong: Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother-of-four Catherine since 2010. They share children Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven
‘She thought they had a good marriage and now it’s probably over. That’s how she feels right now but the two of them need to speak but at the moment, she’s lost for words.’
Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott and filming began in July.
The three part romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship is filming on location in the Bristol and Bath area and at The Bottle Yard Studios.
Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Beecham.
Working together: Lily and Dominic will star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham and Andrew Scott
But the pair go way back and starred in Othello together at Sheffield’s Crucible back in 2011. Lily played Desdemona when she was 22 and Dominic played Iago, aged 41.
Lily’s Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer also pulled out of the Today Show appearance.
His cancellation comes as Hammer has applied for joint custody of the two children he shares with his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers.
The couple, aged 34 and 38 respectively, announced they were separating in July and share two children Harper, aged five, and Ford, aged three.
Done and dusted: Last Thursday, it was announced that Lily, 31, had split from Matt Smith, 37, for good after a failed attempt to rekindle their relationship in lockdown (pictured in 2015)
The Blast reports that legal papers show that Armie is requesting Elizabeth and the children return from the Cayman Islands to Los Ageles so an arrangement can be sorted after he had not seen his offspring for months due to the pandemic.
The site reports: ‘As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the United States, Elizabeth and Armie elected to stay with their children temporarily in the Cayman Islands where the pandemic appeared to be under greater control…
‘Armie returned to Los Angeles this past July, with a promise from Elizabeth that she and the children would follow shortly thereafter….
‘To date, however, Elizabeth and the children remain in the Cayman Islands and Armie has not seen the children in several months now.’
Happier times: Armie Hammer has applied for joint custody of the two children he shares with his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers