Comedian Frank Skinner to guest star in Doctor Who

More guests stars revealed for ‘Doctor Who’

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Comedian Frank Skinner is the latest name confirmed to guest star in an episode of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman this Autumn.

The Room 101 host, will appear in an episode written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, Dirk Gently), alongside David Bamber (who finally got his invitation), Daisy Beaumont, Janet Henfrey and Christopher Villiers.

Skinner says: “I love this show. I subscribe to Dr Who magazine, I’ve got a Tardis ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom and when I got the call saying they wanted me to read for the part, I was in the back of my tour bus watching episode three of The Sensorites. I am beyond excited.”

Currently touring the UK with his stand-up show Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit, Skinner previously appeared in the one-off Doctor Who 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “It’s no secret that Frank’s been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while. He’s been volunteering to be ‘third monster on the left’ as long as I’ve been in this job. But now, in Jamie Mathieson’s sparkling script, we finally have a part that can showcase all of Frank’s famous wit and charm. Hopefully he’ll get out of my garden now.”

Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris will also guest star in the eighth series when it returns in the autumn.