Controversial star leaves Two and a Half Men

Angus T Jones will reportedly not be returning to hit comedy Two And A Half Men – leaving the show without a half.

The CBS sitcom, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, will be back for an 11th series, but without its third star according to Deadline.

Angus, 19, has played Jake Harper in the series since it began in 2003, but will not be a regular in the new season. He may return in one-off episodes as a guest.

Angus made controversial comments about Two And A Half Men in November in a religious testimonial video that went viral, which he later apologised for.

In the video he said: “I’m on Two And A Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth… If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be contributing to the (devil’s) plan.

“You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”

Ashton and Jon have both signed new one-year deals for the comedy with Deadline reporting that they will be on similar salaries to last time – around $700,000 per episode for Ashton and a bit less for Jon.

The series follows the lives of a hedonistic jingle writer and his brother and nephew who move in with him.

It originally starred Charlie Sheen, but he was replaced by Ashton after a spell in rehab, making derogatory comments about show creator Chuck Lorre, and allegedly demanding a 50 per cent pay rise.

Angus’s character Jake joined the army in the last series and so had a much reduced role.