Doctor Who Removes John Barrowman Amid Allegations He Exposed Himself to Cast Mates


Castmates of the openly gay actor said he would “get his genitals out on a regular basis.”

Interactive adventure, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will go live later this month without star John Barrowman.

Bowman was set to reprise the role of Captain Jack Harkness for the live event but has now been dropped amid allegations he repeatedly exposed himself to castmates.


A statement posted on the Doctor Who: Time Fracture website read “Immersive Everywhere have taken the decision to remove [John Barrowman’s] pre-record from Doctor Who: Time Fracture. We will continue to include content that pays tribute to this brilliant show that is Torchwood so as not to disappoint its fans and are working on an exciting storyline to be announced soon.”

A number of Bowman’s crew members told The Guardian that the actor would regularly expose himself to others while on set.

One said the actor would “get his genitals out on a regular basis” and that “it was kind of accepted that it was his thing.”

Barrowman denies that he acted inappropriately saying he was engaging in “high-spirited behaviour” which was “only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage.”

The allegations against the actor are not the first time his behaviour has been called into question.

In November 2008, Barrowman came under fire after he pulled his trousers down during a BBC Radio 1 interview.

Addressing the incident in his latest apology, Barrowman said, “with the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously. Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed.”

There are now questions over whether former Dr Who and Torchwood writer and producer Russell T Davies (who also wrote It’s A Sin) was previously aware of the allegations of inappropriate behaviour, with another of the series’ actors Noel Clarke accused of harassing at least two women while on Torchwood.

Davies told The Guardian he never saw Barrowman expose himself nor did anyone complain to him about Clarke’s conduct, but apologised nonetheless.

“I apologise wholeheartedly to any cast or crew who went through this. All power to those coming forward now – we will listen to them and learn.” Davies said.