Matt Lucas to return to Doctor Who in new series

The ‘Little Britain’ co-creator is coming back to the sci-fi show

Matt Lucas will make his return to Doctor Who in the show’s upcoming 10th series.

The Little Britain actor will reprise his role as River Song’s former assistant Nardole, the BBC confirmed earlier today.

Lucas will appear in the first episode of the next series and is billed to star in later episodes alongside Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures,” Lucas said. “I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”

Head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

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The BBC also revealed that Jekyll & Hyde and Sherlock star Stephanie Hyam has joined the cast of the show. Novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce has been enlisted to write one of the 10th series’ episodes, having previously penned 2014’s ‘In the Forest of the Night’.

Current Doctor Peter Capaldi has recently hinted that his former companion Clara Oswald could return in the forthcoming series.