Doctor Who’s John Barrowman to join Fireman Sam in feature film

The Torchwood actor will voice troublesome Hollywood actor Flex Dexter

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Actor John Barrowman, best known as Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood, is set to team up with Fireman Sam in a new animated feature-length special, Fireman Sam: Set for Action

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Well, we say team up, but looks like Barrowman’s character, the “charming but sneaky” actor Flex Dexter is will get Sam fired up when Hollywood comes to Pontypandy.

After a video of one of Sam’s daring rescues goes viral, a big shot director – the brilliantly-named Don Sledgehammer – recruits the firefighting star to be the lead of his next movie. However, co-star Dexter becomes jealous and more and more ‘accidents’ happen on set that threaten to extinguish Sam for good. No points for guessing who’s behind them.

Barrowman explains: “Dexter is a former Hollywood A-lister, who hasn’t had a hit in a long time and he’s been asked to be involved in Fireman Sam’s movie, but he doesn’t realise that he has been asked to be the co-star and not the star.

“So being very Hollywood, Flex Dexter decides to cause a bit of mayhem, make some things go wrong, and put people into a bit of danger because he’s not a very nice guy, although he has a really good smile!”

Barrowman isn’t the only Tardis alumnus to materialise in Pontypandy. Last year former Time Lord David Tennant starred as alien-hunting TV presenter Buck Douglas.

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Fireman Sam: Set for Action airs exclusively on Cartoonito, Monday 22 October at 8.00am


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