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Doctor Who confirms John Barrowman will return as Captain Jack for ‘epic and emotional’ Christmas special

ONE of the most iconic characters in the Whoniverse is returning for the upcoming festive special of Doctor Who

John Barrowman will be donning his famous coat once more and to reprise his role as Captain Jack Harkness.

The cheeky Captain left viewers reeling in the series 12 episode, Fugitive of the Judoon, when he made a brief surprise appearance with a stark warning for Yaz, Ryan and Graham to pass on to the Doctor before disappearing.

Well it turns out the cameo wasn't a one-off and Jack will returning to screens before the year is out.

In the upcoming special titled, Revolution of the Daleks, Captain Jack will be on hand to help ‘the fam’ as they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor’s most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks.

With the Thirteenth Doctor locked away in a space prison, will Captain Jack be able to help save planet Earth?

On returning for the Festive Special, John Barrowman gushed: “Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home.  

"It’s always thrilling  to play Captain Jack. He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s Heroic adventure with Thirteen,” he added.

Meanwhile Executive Producer Chris Chibnall said: “A Doctor Who Festive Special means treats galore, and there’s no bigger treat than the return of John Barrowman to Doctor Who, for an epic and emotional feature-length episode.

"If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack. Daleks beware!”

Meanwhile Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, added: “After a tantalisingly brief appearance in Fugitive of the Judoon it’s a total joy and thrill to welcome back John as Captain Jack.

"One of the most iconic characters in Doctor Who lore, his presence ignites this Festive Special from the start.”

Revolution of the Daleks will air over the festive period on BBC One with more details to be revealed soon.

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack in Doctor Who 

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