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Frank Skinner (Pic: BBC)
Frank Skinner (Pic: BBC)

Frank Skinner, the comedian and host of the BBC’s comedy panel show Room 101, is the latest guest star to be confirmed for the new season of Doctor Who, which begins this fall.

Frank, one of Britain’s favorite comedy stars, has been a Whovian for many years, and is clearly tremendously pleased with his new role, as he told the Doctor Who site: “I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor 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.”

He’ll be appearing in an episode written by Being Human’s Jamie Mathieson, which also stars David Bamber, Daisy Beaumont, Janet Henfrey and Christopher Villiers.

Here’s Frank in action in Room 101, and if he seems familiar, you may also remember him from his appearance in Peter Davison’s spoof 50th anniversary documentary The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot:

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By Fraser McAlpine