I'm A Celebrity John Barrowman: Doctor Who star's biggest roles, husband and net worth revealed

14 November 2018, 13:08

John Barrowman will be facing his fears Down Under
John Barrowman will be facing his fears Down Under. Picture: ITV

After battling Daleks and Cybermen, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber, and portraying a comic book super-villain, John will now chew on creepy crawlies and hide from snakes.

The I’m A Celebrity 2018 line up has been revealed and Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly have confirmed that sci-fi legend John Barrowman will be heading Down Under.

Preparing to enter the jungle, the singer, author and actor is one of the most prolific stars to take on the Australian show this year alongside other celebrities including Fleur East, Harry Redknapp and Nick Knowles.

But who is John Barrowman? Does he have a husband? And just how tall is he? Here’s everything you need to know about the beloved Hollywood actor...

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Who is John Barrowman and how old is he?

John Barrowman is a 51-year-old actor, singer, presenter, author, and comic book writer who was born in Glasgow, Scotland but moved to America in his youth.

In John's own words, he described himself in his I'm A Celeb VT as "entertainer, sci-fi gay icon of the world, and fabulous down-to-earth nice guy."

John poses with husband Scott Gill after being awarded an MBE
John poses with husband Scott Gill after being awarded an MBE. Picture: Getty

Who is John Barrowman's husband and when did they marry?

John met his future husband Scott Gill in 1993 while starring in a theatre production in Chichester and Scott came to be part of the audience.

They entered a civil partnership in 2006 before legally marrying in 2013 with a ceremony in California.

What are John Barrowman's biggest roles?

John Barrowman made his name with a number of roles on the West End, including turns in Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, and The Phantom of The Opera.

His breakthrough on British screens came as time-travelling hunk Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who.

John reprised the role for grown-up Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, which ran from 2006 to 2011.

His musical theatre experience made John an obvious choice to serve as a judge alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber on music talent shows, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, I'd Do Anything, and Any Dream Will Do.

What is John Barrowman's net worth?

After establishing himself as a sci-fi icon and multi-talented author, John has amassed a net worth of $4million.

With his husband Scott, John owns property in London, Cardiff and Los Angeles.