He appeared at Comic Con as part of the Being Human panel and remarked:
“ no idea. Genuinely no idea.” he told fans. “There’s been lots of rumours. I did that scene [in The End of Time] and I never really thought anything of it… to be honest, I’ve never really watched Torchwood…But since [that scene] I’ve been bombarded with messages asking ‘Are you gonna be Jack’s lover?â€™ I genuinely don’t know.”
Tovey filmed a cameo for The End of Time in which he meets Captain Jack in a space Cantina and the pair start flirting straight away, rumours then started that Tovey was going to be Jackâ€™s lover in the new series of Torchwood.
Russell would be fantastic if offered a role and would bring a comedy element to the show that would make it that little bit more accessible for audiences.