British comedian Frank Skinner (pictured left with Billie Piper) has joined the guest cast of Doctor Who Series 8, it has been revealed earlier today. Speaking on his blog, writer Jamie Mathieson said, “So, Frank Skinner is in my episode. Which is very cool.”
It is not currently known what episode sees Skinner, a self-confessed life long Who fan, involved but it is set to film later this month. Read Jamie’s full thoughts on the matter HERE. Current showrunner Steven Moffat told the BBC, “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.”
The episode also stars David Bamber (The King’s Speech), Daisy Beaumont (Star Stories), Janet Henfrey (The Curse of Fenric)and Christopher Villiers (The King’s Demons).
You can read an interview with Steven Moffat conducted by Frank HERE and check out his impersonation of Matt Smith in the player below. The comedian is also known to fans having appeared in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.