Steven Moffat blasts John Barrowman over ‘ego’ comments

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has furiously hit back at John Barrowman’s claims that he’s blocking the return of Torchwood to our screens.

John Barrowman

Barrowman has previously said that “certain egos” are preventing the show’s BBC return, and despite the fact that he wasn’t mentioned by name, Moffat reacted angrily. That’s egos for you.

“You may be aware that John Barrowman has been saying, publicly, that I’ve been blocking a new series of Torchwood,’ he said.

“To be very clear – I haven’t blocked it; I wouldn’t block it; I wouldn’t even be ABLE to block it. I didn’t even know a revival had been mooted till I read about it on the Internet.

Steven Moffatt

“As John perfectly well knows, it’s not my show and I could no more prevent it happening that he could cancel Sherlock.”

“For the record, I really liked the show (especially the third series) and would be very happy to see more – monsters and mayhem, why not?” he said, adding that he is “bewildered and a little cross.”

“The fact is, it has nothing to do with me. Please pass this on to the anxious and the angry – I’ve had enough hate mail now.”


John Barrowman

49-year-old Barrowman has admitted in the past that he was angered by a perceived BBC snub to the show, particularly considering its massive worldwide popularity. He told the Radio Times that it’s “a personal thing.”

“I find it really a little disheartening that a company like the BBC can’t just say “put your egos aside, we’re gonna go forward with this”, he moaned.

OH, does he mean…? Oh, never mind.