Slipknot’s Corey Taylor set to star in ‘Doctor Who’

Metal singer will lend his voice to the Fisher King character, described as an 'alien warlord'

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will appear in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.

The Mirror recently reported that the metal singer will voice the character of The Fisher King in an episode which will air next Saturday (October 3). The character has been described as an “alien warlord”.

Taylor – a keen fan of the BBC show – has since confirmed the news via Twitter, writing, “You have NO idea how hard it’s been to keep this awesome secret”.

See the tweet and a photo of Taylor on the Doctor Who set below.

Meanwhile, actress Jenna Coleman has confirmed rumours that she is leaving Doctor Who.

The star, who has played the Timelord’s companion Clara Oswald since 2012, has already filmed her final scenes for the BBC sci-fi series and will make her exit at some point during the new season.

“I have left the TARDIS. It’s happened, I’ve filmed my last scenes,” she told Nick Grimshaw on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

“It was emotional. It’s been in the works for a very long time. Steven [Moffat, executive producer] and I sat down a long time ago – a year, year and a half ago – and tried to work out the best place to do it and the best place in which to tell a really good story,” the actress explained.

“Hopefully that’s what we’ve done, I think it’s really really cool. Obviously we’re not going to give away any details but it will happen at some point this season.”