John Barrowman has revealed that he would love to return to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary episode.
The Torchwood star – who is best known as time traveller Captain jack Harkness – first took on the role in the 2005 Doctor Who episode “The Empty Child”and has reappeared on the show on various occasions.
In recent years he has been busy with his own spinoff show and hasn’t starred on Doctor Who since David Tennant left and Matt Smith became the eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord.
However, he hopes to put that right someday soon and speaking at the Comic Con Torchwood panel, John said:
“Torchwood and Captain Jack were born from the mother ship, which I always called and referenced as Doctor Who. I think it would be an interesting thing. I would love to do it.
“If Matt was welcome to it, because he is The Doctor now, I think it would be great. I think it would be a different kind of dynamic there with Jack and The Doctor. So, yes, I’m totally up for it.”
Barrowman also revealed that he has already brought the idea to Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat and his own showrunner Russell T Davies, adding:
“I think it would be disappointing for the 50th anniversary not to have a character like Jack in that show. Russell thinks it would be a good idea, I’ve spoken to Steven about it.”
John went on to confess that Captain jack is his ‘dream role,’ gushing:
“I love playing Jack, whether with Torchwood or making an appearance on Doctor Who. It’s the best coat I could put on every morning.
“When I was cast as Captain Jack, I thought it would be five episodes of Doctor Who. I thought that was it.