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Chris Addison to appear in Doctor Who

1 of 1 Chris Addison will star in the Doctor Who two-part finale
Chris Addison will star in the Doctor Who two-part finale

It has been confirmed that comedian Chris Addison will appear in the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who.

This won't be the first time the funny man will appear on-screen with the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, as the pair previously starred alongside each other in political comedy The Thick of It and the big-screen adaptation In the Loop.

Addison, who last year was tipped to take on the role of the Time Lord, will star in the two-part series finale Dark Water/Death in Heaven, written by Steven Moffat.

Speaking to Radio Times, the Mock the Week star said: "'Would you like to be in Doctor Who?' is the easiest question I've ever been asked. 

"It's a 35 year dream come true, 7-year-old me would be going off his nut and I'm not far behind.

"It's a great way to spend a couple of weeks, working with people I've always wanted to work with on a show I've loved all my life. My bucket list is quite a lot shorter now."

Capaldi's debut as the new Doctor will air this Saturday, August 23 at 7.50pm on BBC One.

Check out a trailer for the eight series below

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