Doctor Whos John Barrowman confirms hell definitely return to Torchwood, piling pressure on BBC bosses


DOCTOR Whos John Barrowman has confirmed he would “definitely” front a Torchwood return as he piles pressure on BBC bosses to revive the show.

The 52-year-old shocked Doctor Who fans last month when his character Captain Jack Harkness made a surprise cameo after nine years.

Doctor Whos John Barrowman has confirmed he would “definitely” front a Torchwood return as he piles pressure on BBC bosses to revive the show

His return immediately sparked demands from fans to bring back Captain Jack’s spin-off show, Torchwood, and John has confirmed he’d love the series to make a comeback.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online at The Millies on Thursday evening, John said: “If they ask me I will do it, definitely I will do it.”

But when asked if he already about another outing as Captain Jack, he remained tight-lipped, saying: “I have no idea.”

The star was delighted with fans reactions to Captain Jack’s return though, adding: “It almost shut the internet, that was great. It was amazing.”

Captain Jack made a surprise appearance in an episode last month
Captain Jack first appeared in the 2005 series of Doctor Who
Torchwood aired from 2006 until 2011

John filmed his cameo in Wales in total secrecy, and admitted he had only told a handful of people about it.

He said: “I kept it a secret for nine months. I told my husband, my mum and dad, my sister and I told [former Doctor]David Tennant. That was it.”

John first appeared as Captain Jack in Doctor Who in 2005 episode The Empty Child, and was the first openly non-heterosexual character to appear on the show.

He then appeared in Torchwood from 2006 until 2011.

John would love Torchwood to return, and so would the fans

John previously revealed how it all came about, saying: “I got a phone call from my manager saying ‘Chris Chibnall wants to talk to you’.

“I said okay, took the phone call and Chris said how would you feel about Captain Jack returning? and I just started jumping around on the street and said ‘this is the most brilliant news I have heard.’

“When I finished the call with Chris, I immediately called Russell T Davies because Russell was partial to Captain Jacks creation so I called him and he said ‘thats awesome’, we had a big scream and he said ‘hurrah! Captain Jack is back’.”


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