It has been confirmed that Matt Lucas will be returning to Doctor Who for the tenth series, reprising his role as Nardole.
Following his appearance in 2015’s Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song, Lucas will be heading to Cardiff on Monday (June 20) to start filming for the first episode of series 10.
On his return, Lucas said “I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter (Capaldi) and I’m excited to work with Pearl (Mackie).”
Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said: “Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”
Lucas will be joining the latest Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and his new companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie. It has also been announced that Stephanie Hyam, best known for her role in Peaky Blinders, will be joining the cast.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sarah Dollard and Mike Bartlett have also been confirmed as part of the writing team, with the opening episode of series 10 being written by Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who will make a welcome return to our screens in December for a Christmas special, before a new series begins in 2017.
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