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John Barrowman, 51, is the super flamboyant funnyman livening up jungle life in . The Scots-American is a recognisable face to many fans courtesy of his talents as an actor, singer and presenter. John, who was born in Glasgow but moved to the United States aged eight, has also been a children's presenter and comic book writer.

What has John Barrowman been in before?

TV star John is most famous for playing the dashing Captain Jack Harkness in and spin-off series Torchwood.

Running for four series between 2006 and 2011, Torchwood remains popular as an audio series.

When John was asked if he would like to see his time-travelling character back on the small screen, he was undeniably keen.

He told Radio Times: “If I were asked back, I would do it at the drop of a hat.”

What else is John Barrowman famous for?

John’s acting career began on stage in the late 1980s in the West End.

He notched up roles in big-name musicals Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, and Beauty and the Beast over the following decade.

Off stage, the charismatic star helped to front children’s Saturday morning show Live & Kicking.

He became known for his catchphrase "it's a dirty rat!".

John's primetime career was given a resurgence in the early noughties after he scored judging role on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s TV talent shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and Any Drem Will Do.

But he missed out on the role of Will in Will and Grace after it was given to Eric McCormack.

Since 2012, he has starred as Malcolm Merlyn in the CW series Arrow.

He has also landed parts in films The Producers and Zero Dark Thirty while continuing to appear on stage.

Is I'm A Celebrity John's first reality TV show?

John may now be battling bugs and basic conditions but he showed off his moves on Dancing on Ice and a 2010 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

The bookies have given him a 12/1 chance of winning I’m A Celebrity.


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