John Barrowman Denies That He Is In The 50th Anniversary Show

John Barrowman has taken to Twitter to deny categorically that he is a surprise guest star in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary show.

Showrunner Steven Moffat renewed speculation that he might be involved when he was asked during the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con why Captain Jack Harkness wasn't in the special. He responded, "How do you know what is or is not in the 50th. I've lied my arse off for months - you know nothing so don't make presumptions."

Confronted with the fresh rumours, John told followers, "It was nothing to do with me being busy. Availability was not a prob. I just wasn't asked." He then added, "Once and for all please stop saying I'm messing with u or lying, I am not in the 50th. I'm disappointed and all this just rubs it in"

Star names confirmed for the special are Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, Joanna Page, Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver. Steven Moffat's panel comment and his repeated reminders that fans have no idea what was filmed behind closed doors at Roath Lock studios have sparked rumours that other characters might return, possibly even one or more of the classic Doctors. 

On Sunday the BBC released photos that confirmed that the Daleks will also be returning for the special, along with the Zygons. 

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special has been filmed in 3D and is thought to be movie length. It will be shown on Saturday 23rd November on BBC One and BBC America, and will also have a limited cinematic release. 

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