Comedian and TV host Frank Skinner is the latest guest star to be confirmed for the new series of Doctor Who this Autumn.
Skinner said: "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."
Skinner is 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, said: “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.”
Other guest stars confirmed to join new Doctor Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series include Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.