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John Barrowman On Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Claims

John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and spinoff Torchwood, told This Morning on Friday that he had been in contacted regarding the 50th Anniversary, saying:

“I haven’t had any information up until just about right now – and all I can say to you is that we’re discussing things… that’s a total exclusive! You guys are the first to ever hear it.” 

“Even yesterday I was giving interviews and I was saying I have heard nothing, and now I can give you a little bit of an exclusive. I’ve heard something.” 

However, he later tried to calm excited fans by tweeting:

“Re 50th I didn’t say in what capacity or what medium so stay calm and carry on. Jb.” 

Yesterday, during an appearance on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show, Barrowman was asked about the 50th Anniversary show and replied: “I have nothing really to say about it.”

When asked if he had gotten into trouble over his comments, Barrowman said he didn’t know why his remarks were problematic, stating:

“If I get asked a question I try to be vague but as honest as possible.” 

“What’s happened is it’s been taken totally out of context, it’s been twisted and things have been said that I didn’t say so I just have to say at the moment I have no… I don’t want to not give you an answer but I have nothing to say at the moment.” 

His sister Carole, who was also on the show with him, added: “The BBC are mad at him.”

With regards to Torchwood, Barrowman said that he has ‘moved on’, explaining:

“It’s in limbo in a sense… Something could be done in five years, something could be done in ten years, but if I’d have sat around and waited for the last two years I would have been bankrupt and unemployed, so I’ve moved on.”