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Fans Are Delighted As John Barrowman Returns To Doctor Who

Fans Are Delighted As John Barrowman Returns To Doctor Who

He last appeared as Captain Jack Harkness a decade ago

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

John Barrowman made a shock return to Doctor Who last night, much to the delight of fans.

Captain Jack Harkness made a surprise appearance in the latest episode, popping up to send a message to current Time Lord Jodie Whittaker.

John Barrowman starred alongside both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant's Doctors.

Barrowman was always pretty vocal about wanting to return to Doctor Who, having made his last appearance on the show more than 10 years ago.

Speaking about his return to the Radio Times, the actor said: "It feels absolutely amazing. I've always been holding the torch to eventually bring Jack back, because I know the love that the fanbase and the Whovians around the world have for him.

"Without giving too much of the story away, it's the same Jack you know. He's flirtatious, he's sassy, he's also determined.

"So Hallelujah - Jack is back!"

John Barrowman first appeared as Captain Jack back in 2005 in 'The Empty Child'.

Fans were also happy to have Jack back, with one taking to Twitter to post: "I've been waiting for this moment for f**king years! Chris Chibnall, I forgive for everything else you've done, you brought back Captain Jack Harkness! I love you!"

A second wrote: "2020 is 100% better now Captain Jack Harkness is back."

A third added: "Every series it's been rumoured, every year we've hoped, and finally tonight, after over a DECADE, we got the return of CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!"

Barrowman first appeared on the show all the way back in 2005 and was such a popular character he ended up landing his own spin-off series Torchwood, which ran for four seasons before ending in 2011.

Jack's last appearance in Doctor Who was a cameo in 'The End of Time Part 2' in 2010.


Barrowman knew his character's comeback would be a hit with viewers. He explained to the Radio Times: "The internet is going to blow up. Because as soon as he appears onscreen... everybody in the UK's going to tell everybody in the US, and the US is going to tell everybody in South America. Then it's going to go to China, and then it's going to go all over the place.

"The whole world is going to go mad. I hope - I could be wrong - but I hope that Jack is trending worldwide when it happens."

You can catch up with the latest series of Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer now.

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment