John Barrowman will “happily come back” to ‘Doctor Who’ “any time”.

John Barrowman

John Barrowman

The 53-year-old actor is set to make a return as the fan-favourite Captain Jack Harkness in the upcoming festive special of the BBC sci-fi series, and has said he won’t rule out heading back to the show again in the future.

He said: “I’ve always said, if I’m asked I will do it at the drop of a hat – I will happily come back to the TARDIS any time I am asked. Except I’ll be grey-haired now, so we have to work that into the plot, that something happened to Jack’s hair!

“Or they’ll dye it – they can sort it out. But I don’t know what the future holds. We have to wait and see.”

Captain Jack has appeared alongside multiple incarnations of the Time Lord, including the Ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, and the Tenth, played by David Tennant.

And now that he’s interacting with Jodie Whittaker’s incarnation of the Time Lord after having made a cameo in this year’s ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’ episode ahead of his role in the upcoming special, John has said he thinks his character would love to meet the Doctor’s various regenerations.

He added to Radio Times magazine: “I could see Jack being with many Doctors. I think Jack would love being with many Doctors … Jack would enjoy the experience of having multiple Doctors …

“He’s not gender-specific, so he doesn’t care what they look like as long as this is the Doctor and the heart is the Doctor.

“That’s the one thing that I will say [about the festive special]. With the episode itself, that’s how he recognises who it is. That’s all I’ll say.”

The festive special, named ‘Revolution of the Daleks’, will air on New Year’s Day (01.01.21), and will see Captain Jack team up with the Doctor’s companions Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) while the Time Lord herself is locked away in a space prison.