John Barrowman out of Doctor Who's 50th special

'Doctor Who' fans have been left devastated after John Barrowman has ruled himself out of reprising his character, Captain Jack Harkness, for the show's 50th anniversary episode

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman

'Doctor Who' fans have been left devastated after John Barrowman confirmed he will not be in the show's 50th anniversary special.

John had previously hinted his character, Captain Jack Harkness, could be part of November's episode, but has now ruled himself out.

He tweeted: "I will not be involved in the 50th Anniversary Episode of 'Dr WHO' (sic)"

Fans reacted in many different ways, with one posting simply "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (sic)" and another being overly dramatic and claiming "My heart is broken :'-( (sic)"

James Moran ‏jokingly started the conspiracy theories, writing: "I bet John Barrowman *is* in the DW special but they wiped his memory so he doesn't accidentally blab. They can do that (sic)."

John had previously been reported as saying he was "discussing things" with the BBC, but later claimed his quotes were "taken totally out of context".

It is a shame John has to miss out, as Jenna-Louise Coleman - who plays the Time Lord's companion Clara Oswald - has assured fans the anniversary show will be an epic end to the first 50 years of the programme.

She said: "Without giving too much away, it really is epic and I think it's really a treat for the fans of the last 50 years."

Doctor Who returns to BBC One this Saturday (30.03.13).

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