John Barrowman apologises for "tomfoolery" after exposure claims on Doctor Who set 4 months ago

John Barrowman apologises for "tomfoolery" after exposure claims on Doctor Who set

The actor described the acts as "tomfoolery" and said he never intended them in a sexual manner.

John Barrowman has apologised for "tomfoolery" on the Doctor Who and Torchwood sets, after claims he exposed himself multiple times.


Two former runners have accused Barrowman of getting "his genitals out on a regular basis" across both sets, adding that the actor was "larking about" and that they did not feel unsafe but "uncomfortable."

One woman alleged: "Sometimes he’d call me into his dressing room, and I would knock on the door and he’d say, “Oh, look at this”, and he’d just have his willy out, standing in the doorway. It was kind of accepted that it was his thing."

According to the Guardian Barrowman, who played Capt Jack Harkness on both shows, acknowledged his “tomfoolery” on set. He also stressed that his acts were not intended to be interpreted in a sexual manner.

Noel Clarke has also further been accused of inappropriate touching and sexual harassment by multiple people during his time on the Doctor Who set.

Clarke, who was recently suspended by BAFTA following allegations by 20 women, has now been accused by a former costume assistant, driver, and others of harassment and inappropriate conduct on the series' set.

The former claimed that the actor and director told her he “liked girls with long hair, as it gave him something to hold on to when doing them from behind" while she was helping him with his costume.


The driver and runner alleged that Clarke touched her repeatedly while she was driving him to and from set. She said she later told the assistant director: “I can’t drive him any more… I don’t want to be on my own with him.”

Clarke has denied these allegations, with his lawyers calling them “entirely implausible." ITV, BBC, and Sky have since severed ties with Clarke.

These new allegations of misconduct on BBC sets came after a clip from a 2015 sci-fi convention reappeared online, in which Clarke says to co-star Camille Coduri: "Barrowman was there taking his d*ck out every five seconds. Do you remember that time he put it on your shoulder in the makeup truck?"

Executive producer Julie Gardner later said she reprimanded Barrowman to “make it clear to both John and his agent that behaviour of this kind would not be tolerated. To my knowledge, John’s inappropriate behaviour stopped thereafter."