Torchwood stars now – penis flashing, co-star marriage and ditching fame

Torchwood fans may need to take a seat because it's been a decade since the popular Doctor Who spin-off series came to an end.

The show followed Captain Jack Harkness as he and his Cardiff based alien bum-kicking crew fought to defend the planet and protect humanity.

Jack made a brief appearance in Doctor Who in 2005 with the star (played by John Barrowman) being given his very own platform the year later.

Of course, the four series science fiction was written by no other than the original creator himself, Russell T Davis, who has since gone on to pen some of the most iconic British dramas.

The first series aired on BBC Three but as the show was such a hit across the globe, it was eventually bumped up to a prime time slot on BBC One.

After 10 long years have passed by, Daily Star was eager to know where the cast are today.

John Barrowman

On the programme, John was one alien hunter not to be messed with as he took on unfamiliar martian-like beings in a bid to save man kind.

However after the show had finished in 2011, he ditched his floor-length military coat and day job of busting-up extraterrestrials and headed to Australia in 2018 to star in I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Instead of fighting aliens he was devouring an enormous bull's penis as part of one of his gruesome Bushtucker trials.

John was instantly a hit with ITV fans and even landed himself a spot in the finals – but was beat to the post by football legend Harry Redknapp.

Doors of opportunity were just springing open for the Scottish-born American actor who was very much in demand and landed a role on the judging panel of Dancing On Ice in 2019.

However, John fell foul after claims emerged that he would often expose his penis and "slap" it on colleagues while filming Doctor Who and Torchwood.

John described his "high-spirited behaviour" as "tomfoolery" in a statement of "deep" apology to his peers who were upset as a result of his actions.

It was at this point that ITV announced that John would not be returning as a judge on the family programme.

A spokesperson for ITV said: "We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials."

Eve Myles

The Welsh actress blew Torchwood fans away with her performance as Gwen Cooper.

In 2007 she even brought home a Bafta Cymru for her acting in the sci-fi drama.

Eve certainly became a household name and went on to earn blockbuster fame when she appeared in the TV hit Keeping Faith with her real life actor husband Bradley Freegard.

Bradley played Eve's runaway husband who disappeared in the 2017 drama while wife Faith Howels was pregnant with their third child.

More recently – and much like the programme – Bradley and Eve actually welcomed their third baby.

Sharing the happy news, Bradley took to Twitter with a close-up photograph of the sleeping baby.

He captioned: "She's been here a couple of weeks now. She truly is an angel. So proud of @TeamEveMyles. #Dadofthree."

Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth's fictional character Ianto Jones was Jack Harkness' love interest later down the line on the alien programme.

As the passion between the pair grew so did the huge fanbase of the crime-busting duo.

But with everything in life, all good things must come to and end and Ianto was eventually killed off in series three.

Since his Torchwood stint Gareth has been spotted on the likes of Casualty, Holby City and ITV's The Bill.

The actor married wife Gemma James in 2010 with the couple sharing two children together.

Last year, Gareth made headlines after he spoke out to defend his co-star John Barrowman who was publicly shamed for exposing his genitals on the Doctor Who set.

In a statement given to Metro.co.uk, the 40-year-old Mine All Mine star said: "In my experience on Torchwood John‘s behaviour on set was always meant to entertain, make people laugh and keep their spirits and energy high on what were sometimes very long working days.

"It may be that because we were so close as a cast that professional lines were sometimes blurred in the excitement – I was too inexperienced to know any different but we were always laughing.

"The John I knew on set would have never behaved in a way he thought was affecting someone negatively. From what I know of him that is not his nature."

Kai Owen

The welsh actor was Gwen Cooper's partner who had been totally kept in the dark about his girlfriend's alien slaying identity, until series two.

After becoming aware of Gwen's extraterrestrial affairs, it wasn't long before he signed-up to join the team too.

Since his time on the Whoniverse show, Kai has landed roles in The Syndicate, Waterloo Road and Being Human.

In 2015, Kai joined the cast of Hollyoaks as the villainous child abuser Pete Buchanan on the Channel 4 soap.

Pete was responsible for grooming his teen step-daughter Cleo McQueen and her sister Porsche.

He was eventually found guilty of his crimes and sentenced to prison – with rumours swirling that Kai's role as Pete could be reprised soon.

Earlier this year though, Kai explained that he'd given up acting in a bid to pursue is personal training dreams after roles dried up in lockdown.

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