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John Barrowman Would Love To Bring Captain Jack Back To Doctor Who

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10/20/2013 4:20 pm
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John Barrowman Would Love To Bring Captain Jack Back To Doctor Who
Media Courtesy of Radio Times
Melissa LoParco

Managing Editor

While everyone's favourite Captain won't be in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, it doesn't necessarily mean that we won't ever see John Barrowman's Captain Jack ever again. In an interview with Radio Times, Barrowman said if he was ever asked he would definitely return to the Who family. “Speaking to the fans, they all love Captain Jack. Whether he returns or not is a decision for the producers. I’ve always said that if they did ask Captain Jack to come back then I would do it at the drop of a hat. Captain Jack changed my life, Doctor Who changed my life, so of course I would do it." John Barrowman's immortal character appeared on Doctor Who during both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant's reign before heading his own spinoff - Torchwood. Barrowman did admit that he was disappointed when he wasn't asked to take part in the 50th anniversary, but he understood why, "things have to move on." "Anybody who’s a fan and who’s been in the show would have liked to have been invited back, but it just didn’t happen and there’s no sense crying over spilt milk. It’s going to be a great anniversary show and I’ll be watching like everybody else.” The one of the things he is most proud of from his Doctor Who stint was how groundbreaking Captain Jack was in the 50 year history, "I was the first male person ever to kiss the Doctor. It kind of blew over everyone’s head. It wasn’t till about five episodes later that everybody went ‘Oh my God! Yeah, you kissed him!’ And that was it." Barrowman's character was the first non-heterosexual character to be featured on Doctor Who. “I am absolutely proud of being a part of it," he said in his Radio Times interview. "You’ve got these young teens in school being bullied because of the sexuality that they are just discovering. They write to me all the time to say that Captain Jack helped them be strong and positive about themselves, rather than hiding and being embarrassed. It was a great, great thing to have a hero who really doesn’t give a shit who he kisses.” Make sure to check out Barrowman's new game show on BBC, Pressure Pad, while we anxiously await November 23.


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