NYPD BLUE star Gordon Clapp's bare bottom scenes on the show have been cut as TV bosses try to clean up risque shows.

Just weeks after co-star ESAI MORALES' sex scenes with Jacqueline Obradors (corr) were "blacked out" - due to rising concerns following Janet Jackson's breast-baring Super Bowl performance - Clapp, who plays GREG MEDAVOY in the cop drama, has been censored.

The actor was to become the show's last original cast member to bare his backside in an episode airing in America on 23 March (04).

He says, "I'm told they can't use the shots now. Maybe I'll try independent films. Maybe I'll go on tour with Janet (Jackson)."

15/03/2004 21:11