John Barrowman gets sent women's knickers and "seriously raunchy" photos in the post.

The 'Torchwood' star - who is married to partner Scott Gill - explained even though he is openly gay, women still send him naked pictures in the mail.

I get sent some seriously raunchy photographs too. They really don't hold back, some of these women. The photographs are filthy but they're not really my thing to be honest. All I'll say is I appreciate the loyalty. So thank you.

He said: "Sometimes I get sent knickers and occasionally I get requests to send some of my own underwear back. I always politely decline. It's not going to happen.

"I get sent some seriously raunchy photographs too. They really don't hold back, some of these women. The photographs are filthy but they're not really my thing to be honest. All I'll say is I appreciate the loyalty. So thank you."

Despite the unwanted attention, John loves his celebrity status and wouldn't swap his job as time-traveller Captain Jack Harkness in 'Torchwood' for anything else.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It annoys me when some moan about the fame that comes with being on TV. It's the best job in the world and I love everything about it. I'm not ashamed of that.

"If being a celebrity comes with that, I'm totally up for that. My partner Scott said to me one day, 'What have you been up to?' I replied, 'Well it was fantastic, this morning I blew up a spaceship and fired a machine gun from a Land Rover as I drove across the beach chased by a helicopter'.

"Then I went off and had sex with a 22-year-old. It's a bit of a cliché but it really is the best job in the world."