JOHN Barrowman was left ‘screaming’ over his secret Doctor Who return as Captain Jack – and has teased another comeback next year.
The 52-year-old shocked fans during last night’s episode when his character Captain Jack Harkness reappeared.
Captain Jack was last seen on screen 10 years ago, and so John was as surprised as anyone when he got the call to come back.
Revealing how it all came about, John said: “I got a phone call from my manager saying ‘Chris Chibnall wants to talk to you’.
“I said okay, took the phone call and Chris said “how would you feel about Captain Jack returning?” and I just started jumping around on the street and said ‘this is the most brilliant news I have heard.’
“When I finished the call with Chris, I immediately called Russell T Davies because Russell was partial to Captain Jack’s creation so I called him and he said ‘that’s awesome’, we had a big scream and he said ‘hurrah! Captain Jack is back’.”
John had to fly over from his home in LA to film in Cardiff and Bristol under complete secrecy.
Recalling the lengths he had to go to, John said: “I did have to keep it a secret for quite a while! This is what’s funny, when I came back to Cardiff to do the filming I had to find an excuse in order to throw people off.
“So I started doing videos online about renovating my flat in Cardiff, and funnily enough, I actually did do the renovations but it was all to throw off why I was really there.
“I was being driven into Bristol, where we were filming at a Cathedral, I was covered in black cloth in the car, when I got to set I was taken out of the car with umbrellas around me so nobody could see.
“Apparently there were paps trying to find out what was going on.
“I feel bad that I had to lie to my fan family and all the Whovians out there, however I’ve always said to the Doctor Who fan base worldwide, because I’ve seen them and I know they love Captain Jack, I’ve said ‘Sometimes I can’t tell you what’s happening’.”
With this in mind, John didn’t want to give too much away about another potential Captain Jack appearance, simply saying: “If they ask me to come back, I always say this; I will be back at the drop of a hat.”
Doctor Who continues on Sunday, February 2 at 7.10pm on BBC One.