Barrowman for Series 7?

We first met him back in 2005 in The Empty Child, and ever since Captain Jack Harkness has held a place in our hearts as the immortal ex-Time Agent throughout three (soon to be four) series of Torchwood and various guest appearances in Doctor Who.

But wouldn’t it be great to see the old flirt fight alongside the Eleventh Doctor?

Speaking to Zap2It, the star of Torchwood and erstwhile companion of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors revealed that he would happily return to Doctor Who – and might well do so…

“I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to ‘Doctor Who,’ I’ll go at the drop of a hat,” Barrowman tells us. “That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.”

“It’s in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?” says Barrowman, quick to add that his character does have special ties to David Tennant’s version of the Doctor. “I like Matt Smith. He brings his own quirkiness to it… When a new Doctor starts, everybody goes along for the journey because they love the show. But then you attach yourself to that Doctor. There’s a whole new generation who are now attached to Matt, and rightly so…. but David Tennant is my Doctor.”

So there you have it. John Barrowman might return to Doctor Who, but would he be welcomed by a new generation of fans?

Probably, as long as he doesn’t start singing…


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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