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29 May 2020
Updated 8 July 2020

JB Conventions - Virtually!

John will beam into the Armageddon Expo events in New Zealand in July and August for a virtual panel and to interact with fans. It might be virtual, but you can bet it will still be John's very special brand of FABULOUS!

John's panels will be as follows:
Christchurch - 1.00pm Saturday, 18 July
Tauranga - 1.00pm Saturday, 25 July
Wellington - 1.00pm Saturday, 1 August

More information from:

20 Dec 2019
Updated 8 July 2020

JB Convention: GalaxyCon Raleigh

Update 8 July: GalaxyCon has now been postponed to 10-13 December 2020. As this clashes with the start of panto season, John will be unable to attend. Please read the announcement at:

Original post: GalaxyCon Raleigh is a weekend festival of fandom and fun! Join John on 1-2 August 2020 at the Raleigh Convention Center for autographs, photo ops and the panel that people never forget!

Tickets (including a special reduced price offer available for a limited time only) are on sale now.

19 Mar 2020
Updated 8 July 2020

Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover

The organisers of the Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover, scheduled to take place on 22-23 August, have now announced that they have decided to postpone the event to 2021. Rescheduled dates will be announced in due course. All ticketholders will be contacted and their tickets for the 2020 event will be refunded or transferred to the new dates.

2 July 2020

JB appointed President of TRIC

During the livestreamed TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) Summer Drinks event on Thursday, 2 July, outgoing President Lorraine Kelly announced that John was taking over the role. John has nominated the charity "akt", which provides support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

Read more about the work of TRIC at:

29 June 2020

JB TV: Good Morning Britain

John will be appearing virtually in the Good Morning Britain studios tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 June. Tune into ITV from 6.00am (BST), or catch up later on the ITV Hub.

27 June 2020

TRIC Summer Drinks

Join John and Lorraine Kelly (President of the Television and Radio Industry Club) for an hour of entertainment and fun at 5.00pm (UK time) on Thursday, 2 July. During the hour, there will be a chance for the audience to ask questions and the new President of TRIC will be announced. Bring a cocktail!

Register for this free event at:

25 June 2020

JB TV: Loose Women

John and Scott will be chatting to the Loose Women panel on Friday, 26 June. Tune into ITV from 12.30pm (BST), on ITV+1 from 1.30pm or later on the ITV Hub.

20 June 2020

Beautiful City - A Tribute to the NHS

John recently introduced and performed "Beautiful City", alongside other musical stars, in a tribute to the NHS and keyworkers, organised by Scots in the City. Watch the video on YouTube at:

12 June 2020

John is now on Cameo!

If you've ever wanted a personal video message from John, as a treat for yourself, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to send a supportive message to a friend, now's your chance! John has joined the Cameo platform to send video messages to fans.

Check out the details at:

10 June 2020

JB Virtual Panel

Join John for an hour-long panel as part of the newly-launched FanExpo Virtual Experiences series. He will go online at 6.00pm EDT on Friday, 26 June with stories and to answer fans' questions. All the fun of John's famously fabulous panels from the comfort of your own sofa!

The event is free but you will need a ticket, so visit the link below to book your place and to read more about how the livestream will work.

23 Oct 2019
5 June 2020

JB headlining Stages 2021

Update 5 June: Stages 2020 has now become Stages 2021! John and a number of other stars of musical theatre will set sail on 19 September 2021 for a five-day cruise. If you have already booked, your reservation will be transferred to the new dates. Check out the full details at:

John will be headlining the Stages 2020 Musical Theatre Festival at Sea, sailing out of Southampton UK on 27 September 2020 on the Royal Caribbean Line's "Anthem of the Seas". The wonderful cast of musical theatre stars on the five-day trip also includes Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones.

As well as amazing musical performances, there will be a full programme of events and workshops, all included in the cost.

Check out West End Wilma's interview with John and some of the other stars:

5 June 2020

JB interview with Gaby Roslin

John will be chatting to Gaby Roslin via the Hello! Magazine Instagram Live on Friday, 5 June, at 6.00pm (BST). In the US that will be 10.00am PST, 12.00 CST, and 1.00pm EST.

Watch the interview at:

2 June 2020

JB chats to Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith in Doctor Who and now an acclaimed film-maker and director) recently chatted to John for his Instagram series, "Career Chronicles". The interview will be released on Noel's Instagram on Wednesday, 3 June, at 7.30pm (UK time).

Watch the interview at:

20 Nov 2019
Update: 1 June 2020

JB Convention: FedCon 29, Bonn

Update 1 June: FedCon 29 has been postponed and will now be held on 9-11 October. It is currently anticipated that John will be able to attend on the revised dates. More information at the FedCon website, link below.

Original post: John is off to Germany in May 2020 for one of their biggest conventions - FedCon. The event will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn from 29-31 May. For a great line-up, plenty of signings, photo ops and, of course, the unique experience that is the Barrow-panel, book now!

Tickets are on sale from:

28 May 2020


The new series of QI starts tonight on BBC2. John filmed a guest appearance a while ago and that episode airs tonight, Thursday, 28 May, at 9.00pm. Tune in - it's sure to be fabulous and "Quite Interesting!"

10 May 2020

JB Conventions: Supanova

John is scheduled to attend the Supanova Conventions in Sydney and Perth in August. The Sydney event is booked for 7-9 August, with the Perth convention the following weekend, 15-16 August. These events will, of course, be dependent on the prevailing pandemic situation and the organisers will decide nearer the time whether they can go ahead.

Tickets are currently on sale from:

7 May 2020

John chats to Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell (Arrow) talked to John via video recently on the theme, "How'd You Do It?" From his first commercial shoot back in high school, to working with Stephen on the set of Arrow, and everything in between, this fabulously entertaining interview covers John's entire career. Check it out at:

1 May 2020

Interview with Joe McElderry

If you missed John's chat to Joe McElderry yesterday, or would like to listen again, the interview is now available on Joe's Facebook page:

10 Apr 2020

Greenwich Music Time - Cancelled

Sadly, the Greenwich Music Time concert on 7 July at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, has been cancelled due to the current coronavirus situation.

All tickets will be refunded by ticket agents. For more information, please see the Greenwich Music Time website.

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28 Feb 2020
17 Mar 2020

Armageddon Expo - Event postponed

Update: 17 March 2020 Armageddon Expo, scheduled to take place at the Wellington Sky Stadium on 10-12 April, has been postponed to August. All event tickets will be refunded. Guest appearances for the rescheduled Expo will be confirmed nearer the time. For more information and updates, visit:

John as the Wicked Queen

13 Mar 2020

Look out for the Wicked Queen!

John is returning to panto! This season he'll be starring as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome from Saturday, 5 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021.

He said: "I am thrilled to be starring in Snow White this Christmas, and especially delighted and pleased to be able to perform in Bristol at the Hippodrome. I have family in Bristol and it will feel just like home. I can't wait to dig out the heels and be a Fabulous Wicked Queen."

Tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are on sale now and are selling fast! Buy now at:

Or phone 0844 871 3012 (calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

John as Drew in Holby City

6 Mar 2020

JB TV - Holby City

John is thrilled to be appearing on the iconic BBC One medical drama, Holby City. He said:

"Super excited to introduce you to someone new. His name is Drew, he's a Surgeon, he's Scottish and will be on your screens this Spring. Is he good or bad?? You will want to tune in to find out. Oh yeah he also drives a fabulous car!"

Holby City is on BBC One on Tuesdays at 8.00pm. Don't miss it! The BBC have released their official spring trailer:

Article in the Metro:

And in Radio Times:

25 Feb 2020


Two TV shows to look out for! John will be a guest on Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and QI (BBC2). Celebrity Juice will be recorded on Wednesday, 4 March, with QI recorded on Thursday, 5 March (afternoon recording). If you'd like to apply to be in the studio audience for these shows, visit the Applause Store website:

17 Dec 2019

JB Convention: Winnipeg ComicCon

Winnipeg ComicCon will be welcoming John on 31 October-1 November for a great weekend of convention fun (and maybe some Halloween spookiness!) at the RBC Convention Centre. Get your tickets and plan your visit with signings, photo ops and a unique Barrowman panel experience.

Tickets and event details available from:


A reminder about private messages from John. They're not John!

Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has an official Facebook page, plus Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the posts from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As.


A request from John

Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.

All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.