In May 2021, the actor admitted to “cheating” on the set of BBC broadcasts after a 2015 video from a fan convention was discovered, in which co-star Noel Clarke alleged he had taken out “his d *** every five minutes”.
At one point in the clip, Clarke asked her co-star Camille Coduri if she remembered “the time he put it on your shoulder in the makeup truck?” To which she replied: “Yes, I do. “
Talk to Daily Mail WeekendBarrowman said, “Now is the time to set the record straight. This is the first time – and the last – that I have approached this subject. And then I intend to draw a thick black line underneath.
The actor claimed his actions were aimed at “entertaining” his co-stars ahead of the show’s nude scenes, saying, “If I waited to film a scene where I had to be naked and someone was visible , I play a joke to put them and myself at ease.
“My actions were simply designed to defuse any potential embarrassment among the cast and crew. “
Barrowman continued, “I’ve never been someone who’s ashamed of their body, so I didn’t mind if someone saw me naked. The motivation for what I would call my “bullshit” was to maintain a pleasant atmosphere. “
“There was absolutely nothing sexual in my actions and I was never accused of it. “
He admitted that he had been told to “grow up” by Docteur Who and Torchwood executive producer Julie Gardner after receiving a complaint about the actor’s “antics”.
Barrowman, who acknowledged “the offense” caused by his actions, also revealed that he sought therapy for the controversy because it “disrupted” his sanity.
“I won’t discuss what I said in therapy sessions – it’s a matter of doctor / patient confidentiality – but I don’t mind admitting that it has helped me a lot,” said he declared.