John Barrowman thanks fans for support over Doctor Who flashing controversy – Sky News

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John Barrowman has thanked his “fan family” after he admitted to flashing on the set of Doctor Who and Torchwood.

His future as a judge on Dancing On Ice is reportedly in doubt, after he made the admission, calling it “tomfoolery”.

Barrowman‘s behaviour came to light during a resurfaced clip from 2015, in which Noel Clarke, who is facing allegations of his own – which he denies – joked about how the Torchwood star would expose his genitals “every five seconds” while “hitting it on everything”.

The 54-year-old said last month that the “high-spirited behaviour” was “only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage”.

“With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously,” he said.

Now, sharing a video on social media, the Scotsman has thanked fans for support over the past few weeks.

Speaking from Palm Springs, California, he said: “Hi everybody, it’s John here and I just want to say thank you very much to all of my fan family and everybody who has reached out with the countless messages of support over the last few weeks.

“It has meant such a great deal to me and has really touched me to know that people are supporting me and standing by me and sending their love and all of their appreciation and kind words.”

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Barrowman added: “Hopefully we will all be back together some time soon and I look forward to it. Much love and thank you.”

As a result of the controversy, the star, who is known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood and Doctor Who, was removed from an interactive exhibit about the show.

 

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