John Barrowman in Arrow / Credit: The CW

John Barrowman in Arrow / Credit: The CW

John Barrowman has revealed that he's all for returning to his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who, following his success in the show and his lead spinoff Torchwood.

Despite becoming a household name across the world through this role, Torchwood came to an end in 2011 and Barrowman moved on to other projects, including Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on The CW.

It's now been discovered by The Radio Times however that Barrowman has a 'special deal' in place, which would allow him to return to Doctor Who if given the opportunity, along with completing his current projects.

Asked if he could return, Barrowman explained: "The answer is always absolutely. It's a show and genre that changed my life. I love it dearly and if I'm asked I would do it at the drop of a hat. And also my producers here in the US for the show I'm on at the moment, Arrow, they've said, 'If that did happen, we'd let you do it'. I would love to do it, and I do know that there's a huge fanbase."

Though Captain Jack was a relatively minor character in Doctor Who, he quickly became a firm fan favourite and went on to appear in comic books, novels, webcasts and radio shows.

Doctor Who will make its return - with or without Barrowman - on BBC One and BBC America later this year for its Christmas special, before its 10th season debuts in 2017.

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