Catherine Tate to Return to ‘The Office’ in Recurring Role

Catherine Tate

They just couldn’t let her go: producers of The Office are set to bring back Catherine Tate for a recurring role in the second half of this season, BBC News reports. Tate had previously appeared on the NBC series last season as Nellie Bertram, one of the candidates to replace Steve Carell‘s Michael Scott. Bertram will be back, working for corporate chairman Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) and mixing it up with James Spader‘s character.

For those who missed it, here’s Tate’s appearance on The Office back in May. The two-minute scene so impressed the powers-that-be behind the sitcom, they seriously considered the former Doctor Who TARDIS-mate as permanent replacement for Carell.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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