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12 December 2019
Fabulous Christmas

JB TV interviews (UK)

John is popping up on various TV shows to promote the Christmas CD and tour, and Dancing on Ice. He made a last-minute appearance on this morning's BBC Breakfast, which you can watch on catch-up at:

He will also be on Sunday Brunch on 15 December (9.30am-12.30pm on Channel 4):

And he'll be on This Morning on Monday, 16 December (10.30am-12.30pm on ITV):

Tune in, set your recorders or watch later on the catch-up services!

10 December 2019
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JB Concert - Greenwich Music Time

John will be headlining one of six open-air concerts taking place as part of the Greenwich Music Time Festival in the stunning setting of The Old Royal Naval College, London. With a backdrop of the London city skyline and the Thames, this is set to be a very special event. John will star alongside Lea Salonga on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

Peter Taylor, Director of Cuffe & Taylor, said: "We're delighted to announce our first headliners and what a line-up! This is an event like no other and there is truly something for everyone. We love seeing the crowd's reaction to these shows, soaking up the atmosphere with incredible live music in a stunning setting. Greenwich Music Time is a very special series of concerts, and we can't wait to bring them back for 2020."

Tickets will be on sale from 9.00am on Friday, 13 December.

  • Book tickets for Greenwich Music Time
  • 30 November 2019
    Fabulous Christmas

    Cancellation of Bristol, Glasgow concerts

    Due to suffering a serious neck injury, John has sadly been forced to cancel tonight's opening concert in his A Fabulous Christmas concert tour. The performance at the SEC Glasgow has been postponed to Tuesday, 3 December. John sent out a message on his Instagram today:


    I'm devastated to have to tell you that, due to a severe neck injury, which has made it impossible for me to sing and move, I've been rushed to hospital for a diagnosis. The Doctors have advised me to not perform this weekend while I try and recover, so I've had to make the very difficult decision to cancel my performances at the Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday 30th November and at the SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, on Sunday 1st December.

    I am so disappointed and upset as I was looking forward to seeing you all. I feel I am letting everyone down, but it's simply not possible for me to do the show in my current condition. We have thankfully managed to open the Oxford New Theatre concert (Sat 14th December) for Bristol audience members to transfer to, and we have managed to move the Glasgow date to Tues 3rd December so I really hope you will be able to still see me have A Fabulous Christmas. All my love, John x


    If you would like to exchange your Bristol tickets for Saturday 14 December at Oxford New Theatre, please call 0333 096 690. If you are unable to make the Oxford concert, or the postponed Glasgow concert, please contact your point of sale for a refund.

    29 November 2019
    Updated 2 December
    Fabulous Christmas

    JB Signing Event - Cancelled

    Update 2 December: Unfortunately, following John's neck injury and emergency treatment, he's been told to rest between concerts. As a result, the signing event at HMV Westfield will not now go ahead.

    To mark the release of his new album A Fabulous Christmas, John will be signing copies of the CD at HMV Westfield White City on Wednesday, 4 December from 5.30pm.

    Access to the event is limited to wristband holders only. Details of how fans can obtain a wristband, plus full details of terms and conditions, can be found at:

    20 November 2019
    Updated 29 November
    Fabulous Christmas

    JB Radio: BBC Radio York

    Update 29 November: This interview is now expected to air on BBC Radio York c2.00pm on Tuesday, 3 December.

    Excited about John's A Fabulous Christmas Tour?! Tune into BBC Radio York on Wednesday, 27 November between 2.00pm and 3.00pm to hear his interview about the upcoming CD and tour.

    There's still time to enter the competition! Pre-order the CD by Friday, 22 November for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see John at a show of your choice.

    27 November 2019
    Updated 10 December
    Fabulous Christmas

    JB Radio

    John will be live on the Chris Moyles Show tomorrow, 28 November, from 7.30am on RadioX to talk about A Fabulous Christmas!

    Update 29 November To catch up with John's interview and watch the video from the studio, visit the station's Facebook page at:

    On 9 December, John will be chatting to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2. Listen online at:

    Update 10 December: This interview is now available on catch-up at:

    Catch up with John's interview on BBC Radio Scotland at:

    27 November 2019
    Fabulous Christmas

    JB TV: Songs Of Praise

    John will perform on Songs Of Praise on Sunday, 1 December, at 1.15pm on BBC One.

    The show will also be available from the BBC website following the broadcast:

    26 November 2019
    Fabulous Christmas

    JB TV: The One Show

    Tune into BBC Two at 7.00pm today, Tuesday, 26 November, when John will be on the One Show sofa chatting all things Fabulous Christmas!

    20 November 2019
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    JB Convention: FedCon 29, Bonn

    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:

    17 November 2019

    JB TV: I'm A Celebrity - Extra Camp

    John has travelled to the Gold Coast of Australia to guest on the opening episodes of the latest series of I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! which launches on 17 November.

    Extra Camp airs on ITV2 following the episode of I'm A Celebrity on ITV.

    10 September 2019
    Updated 15 November
    A Fabulous Christmas

    A Fabulous Christmas CD and Tour!

    John has announced that, following his hugely successful summer tour, he'll be back on the road in the UK in November/December, with a new series of eight concerts and an album of Christmas songs. Details of the tour venues are at:

    Update 15 November John has brought forward the release of the CD to 29 November and he's released "When A Child Is Born"!

    Competition! Pre-order the CD by Friday, 22 November for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see John at a show of your choice.

    Tickets for the tour are now on general sale from Cuffe and Taylor:

    Tour merchandise is now available! Order your Fabulous items from:

    John "toured" the UK via BBC Local Radio on 17 October, with interviews on BBC Radio West Midlands, Cumbria, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Wiltshire, Sheffield, Kent, Oxford, Sussex and Surrey, and Clyde. These interviews may be available on catch-up.

    23 October 2019
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    JB headlining Stages 2020

    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.

    17 October 2019
    John at Pink News Awards

    JB presents Award to Russell T Davies

    At the Pink News Awards in London recently, John had the honour to present Russell T Davies with the Lifetime Achievement Award. John's speech introducing Russell and Russell's acceptance speech are online at:

    17 October 2019

    JB on This Morning

    John was back on the This Morning sofa on 16 October, chatting to Phil and Holly about his upcoming CD and tour. If you missed it, you can catch up with the interview on the show's You Tube channel:

    1 September 2019
    John on Dancing on Ice

    JB returning to Dancing on Ice

    John competed in the first series of Dancing on Ice and will be back on the show for its 2020 season, airing on ITV from January. But this time around he'll be leaving his skates in the locker as he'll be on the judging panel!

    John will join Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo as part of the "ice panel", commenting on and scoring the celebrity skaters as they learn their new skill.

    Check out John's video on his Facebook page:

    If you'd like to be in the studio audience, you can pre-register to be notified when applications can be submitted:

    4 July 2019

    JB Tour: A "FABULOUS" Success!

    John's 13-show Fabulous! tour concluded in Cardiff on 3 July, after performances to sold-out venues from Glasgow to London, Liverpool to Brighton.

    Tour promoters Cuffe and Taylor presented John and his manager, Gavin Barker, with a poster recognising the sale of more than 20,000 tickets for the tour.

    There are a few remaining items of Fabulous! merchandise available, but be quick, because there's not much left! Items can be shipped internationally.

    Fabulous tour 2019
    12 February 2019
    Update 14 February
    Album cover

    JB Music: Valentine's Treat!

    A message from John: I am loving this! Fan family you can now purchase or stream A Thousand Years from my album You Raise Me Up on iTunes, Spotify, and more. This Valentine's Day, Feb 14, the full album will be available to stream or download. A full list of platforms carrying the album is below:

    Update 14 February: Give your Valentine the gift of music today! You Raise Me Up is now available for download.

    14 February 2019
    Reno Con logo

    JB Convention: Reno Pop Culture Con

    John will be making his first appearance at the Reno Pop Culture Con this year. He'll be at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, November. Join him there for autographs, photo ops and his never-to-be-missed panel.

    Tickets are on sale now from:

    21 October 2018
    John as Flex Dexter

    Fireman Sam: Set for Action!

    Fireman Sam, the long-running British animated TV show for younger viewers, is premiering an action-packed adventure, Fireman Sam: Set for Action!, guest-starring John as Hollywood actor, Flex Dexter. Flex is determined to nab the lead role in a movie about Fireman Sam's adventures, and will stop at nothing to get it!

    John said, "I am absolutely delighted to be voicing the character of Flex Dexter in the brand new Fireman Sam: Set for Action! movie and I'm very much looking forward to unleashing the havoc of Hollywood onto Pontypandy in this new feature-length special. Fireman Sam is a true institution of children's television and, continuing its tradition of first-class entertainment for children and families, this special is a whirlwind, rollercoaster ride of fun, action and adventure that will thrill fans."

    Fireman Sam: Set for Action, premieres on Cartoonito on Monday, 22 October at 8.00am, repeated at 5.30pm. You can find Cartoonito on Sky Channel 619, Virgin 706 and BT 488.

    18 June 2017
    Updated 16 Sept
    Acursian cover

    JB and CB Comics: Acursian

    Legendary Comics are teaming up with John, his sister and co-author Carole, and graphic novelist and writer Erika Lewis to create Acursian (formerly Cursed), a new comic book series that pits Celtic lore against a modern day anti-hero.

    Speaking at Legendary's panel at Awesome Con in Washington DC, John said: "We've always wanted to write a story that pulls together our love of history, our Scottish heritage, and our love of sci-fi and the supernatural. Mix these all together and Cursed was born."

    Update: 16 September: Acursian launched on Friday, 14 September with a special panel featuring John, Carole and Erika Lewis at Keystone Comic Con, Philadelphia.

    Start reading Acursian now! Free from Webtoons.

    Watch the trailer:

    8 April 2018
    Updated 9 August
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    JB and CB novel: Inquisitor

    Head of Zeus Books have confirmed that the third story in John and Carole's Orion Chronicles series will be released in the UK in August 2018.

    The series follows the adventures of twins Matt and Em Calder as they use their superpowers to save humanity. In the lastest story, they are joined by their friend, Rémy Dupree, in a race to prevent the darkness overtaking the world.

    Update 9 August: Inquisitor is out in the UK now! Available from and The novel will be released in the US in October. Pre-order now from

    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.

    A reminder about online chats. 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. And check out the new social media platform, Unlocked, which John has just joined!