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John Barrowman claims he was sacked from this US show for being gay

John Barrowman claims he was sacked from this US show for being gay

John Barrowman has revealed he was sacked from 90s soap Central Park West for being open about his homosexuality.

The actor made the claim on British reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, where he is currently a contestant.

John is known for TV roles in the likes of Desperate Housewives, Doctor Who and also Torchwood.

‘My character was written out’

Speaking from the jungle in Australia, the 51-year-old said: ‘Producers pulled me into the office and sat me down – one was gay – and said they didn’t want me to talk about my boyfriend at the time, Scott, who I eventually married.’

‘In a nutshell, they asked me to go back into the closet. I went back to Scott and said, “I can’t do that”.’

John played Peter Fairchild on the CBS show, which ran from 1995 to 1996.

He furthermore added: ‘For years I’d wanted to be myself and hid being gay for a period of time, and been bullied for certain things, so I said no and I just lived my life.

‘My character was written out of the TV show, and sent off to South America to get a facelift and came back as somebody else but the show was cancelled, so…’