Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who | Nardole's back...

Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who

Nardole's back...

Matt Lucas is to return to Doctor Who.

The comic will reprise his role as Nardole from the opening episode of series 10, which starts filming next week in Cardiff.

He previously played the role opposite Peter Capaldi's Time Lord in The Husbands Of River Song episode, which aired on Christmas Day.

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

Pearl is Pearl Mackie, who plays the Doctor’s new companion in her first major TV role following her West End appearance in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said he was '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, he added.

Doctor will return in December with a Christmas special, followed by the new series in 2017.

Published: 14 Jun 2016

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