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15 April 2014
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JB Convention: Wizard World San Antonio

John will be at the Wizard World Convention in San Antonio in August. The event takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 from Friday, 1 August to Sunday, 3 August. John is currently expected to attend on the Saturday and Sunday (professional commitments permitting).

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:

4 April 2014

JB TV: Sing Your Face Off

John is hosting the new ABC celebrity talent show, Sing Your Face Off, which will air on Saturdays at 9pm ET from 31 May. Check your local listings for other timezones.

Sing Your Face Off features celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as legendary music icons such as Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Pavarotti. Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond will judge the contestants alongside celebrity guest judges.

26 March 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad studio audience tickets

Would you like to be in the audience for the filming of the new series of Pressure Pad? John will be back at BBC Scotland from 28 April to 5 May, hosting more episodes of the high-tech general knowledge quiz for BBC One.

Applications are also still open for teams of five to take part in the show. So, if you think you can stand the pressure of the Pressure Pad, email: or write to:

Pressure Pad Applications
12 Yard Productions
G7 The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay
Glasgow G51 1DZ

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The closing date for contestant applications is 14 April 2014. If you have any queries about taking part in the show, please contact:

24 March 2014

JB Panto 2014-15: Cinderella

The SECC and QDos Pantomimes have announced that the 2014-15 panto at the Clyde Auditorium will be Cinderella, with John leading the cast as the loveable and cheeky Buttons! The production also stars The Krankies, with Jimmy playing Button's brother, Zip, and Ian as Baron Hardup.

John said, "For the fifth year running we're back in Glasgow! I'm so excited to be back with Janette and Ian Krankie in our panto home, and to be tackling the role of Buttons in Cinderella. So come on girls, bring your glass slipper and find your Prince!"

Cinderella replaces the previously advertised Robin Hood and will run from Saturday, 13 December 2014 to Sunday, 4 January 2015. Tickets are now available from the SECC Box Office, or from TicketSOUP:

Tickets already booked remain valid for Cinderella. If you have any queries, please contact TicketSOUP.

22 March 2014
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JB Convention: Phoenix Comicon, 5-8 June

Phoenix Comicon have confirmed that John will be returning for their 2014 event. The Comicon will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from 5-8 June. For full details of the event, tickets, guests, accommodation etc, please visit the convention website:

Update: 23 March - John's sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will join him at Phoenix Comicon.

6 March 2014
HER haircare range

Watch John's latest QVC show

John had a ball on QVC last night presenting his haircare collection. QVC have kindly provided the whole show. See him in an armlock, and, later, there's a surprise appearance by Scott. 


6 March 2014
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Captain Jack joins Doctor Who: Legacy

The BBC's official Doctor Who game, Doctor Who: Legacy, now has a new character - the one and only Captain Jack Harkness! If you are not already playing, you can find it free for IOS and Android in the app stores, and it will be available soon for Kindle.

Every Thursday, there's a live global video broadcast for players. Tonight's chat will take place from 8.00pm-10.00pm GMT (12.00pm-2.00pm Pacific, 3.00pm-5.00pm Eastern; in Australia 7.00am-9.00am on Friday morning) and the game team anticipate a lot of chat about the new character.

If you have any queries about the game, please contact the game team via their Facebook or Twitter pages:

2 March 2014

JB Conventions: Supanova Expos - Sydney and Perth, Australia

John is delighted to be appearing at the Supanova Expos in Sydney and Perth this year. The Sydney event is at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park from 13-15 June. The Perth Expo will be at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre on 20-22 June. For full details of the events, venues and to buy tickets, please see the Supanova website:

2 March 2014
HER haircare range


John will be back on QVC UK at 10.00pm on Wednesday, 5 March for another hour-long feature on the HER Haircare Rituals range. The show will present kits across the whole range of HER products, and will introduce new discovery kits for colour sensitive hair.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

28 February 2014
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JB Convention: Comicpalooza, Houston Texas

John will be a guest at Comicpalooza, Texas International Comic Con, to be held at the George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas on 23-26 May. John is scheduled to attend for all four days. Full details of the event are at:

22 February 2014
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JB and CB Books: The Book of Beasts

Carole Barrowman has announced that the third novel in the Hollow Earth series, again co-authored with John, will be titled The Book of Beasts.

The Book of Beasts is due to be released in the UK in July and is now available for pre-order from Amazon UK:

We do not yet have information on publication in other countries.

21 February 2014
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Motor City Comic Con

John will be a guest at Motor City Comic Con this year. He's there all three days - 16-18 May. Full details of the event are on the Comic Con website:

12 February 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad to return for second series

Pressure Pad, BBC One's high-tech general knowledge quiz hosted by John, is to return for a second series. Production company 12 Yard are now taking applications for teams to take part in this exciting show.

To apply, email or write to:

Pressure Pad Applications
12 Yard Productions
G7 The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay
Glasgow G51 1DZ

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The closing date for application forms is 14 April 2014.

We don't currently have information on filming dates or studio audience tickets, but we'll let everyone know as soon as this information is available.

25 January 2014

Scotland is better together as part of the UK



You can support the campaign for a strong Scotland in the UK here:


9 December 2013
Updated 24 Dec

JB Music - New CD!


Are you interested in a new album of fabulous music? John has teamed up with PledgeMusic to create a new CD and you can be part of it through their Direct to Fan platform. For full details of how this works, how you can pledge and the benefits you could receive, visit John's PledgeMusic website below:

Answers to some of the most frequently raised questions about the process can be found here:

12 December 2013

Important message from John - new CD

Hello Pledgers!

Thanks so much for your magnificent support, we smashed our first target in no time at all and we're well on our way to making this music happen.

This campaign is far from over though and this first target is only part of the money needed to fund the album. We still need to carry on to 200%, 300% and beyond our first target, and every successive target we reach will go towards making a fantastic new album for you.

So if you haven't pledged yet, don't worry, you still can. There's loads more exciting exclusives to come, especially for all you fans in the US, and loads of updates to come from me, so make sure you keep an eye on the campaign!



26 November 2013

JB TV - Pet Hospital

Channel 4 have announced that John will host a new show about the work of Glasgow University's School of Veterinary Medicine, with the working title John Barrowman's Pet Hospital. The show looks at the world of pets struggling with an array of ailments and highlights first-hand how a team of specialists come to their rescue

Channel 4 have not yet announced an air date.

6 September 2013

JB TV - New Forest Nightstop

John has made a short film about the New Forest Night Stop project. The film will air on Saturday, 7 September during The National Lottery Show, 8.10pm on BBC1. Having visited the charity and seen their work to provide emergency accommodation for young homeless people, John was delighted to become their patron. For more information about the project, visit their website:

10 June 2013

JB Facebook

John has joined Facebook! Follow his updates, photos and videos at:

22 October 2011

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.

11 October 2011
Updated 10 June

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 just set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter. He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to. He also has an Instagram account and a YouTube Channel.