Ben Miller to guest star in Doctor Who

Ben Miller to play ‘Doctor Who’ S8 villain

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The BBC has announced Death In Paradise star Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi in the new series of Doctor Who when it returns this autumn.

Commenting on his role, Ben Miller says: “As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.”

Miller will appear as a villain in a guest role in a Mark Gatiss penned episode in his first Doctor Who role. As well as Death In Paradise, Ben is best known as one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and ITV drama, Primeval.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, adds: “Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”

Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes will also guest star in the eighth series alongside new Doctor Peter Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman as Clara. Samuel Anderson also joins the sci-fi series as new male companion Danny Pink.