Earlier today, it was announced that a very familiar face will be returning to Doctor Who in Series 10, due for broadcast in 2017.
Actor Matt Lucas will be reprising his role as Nardole, first seen in 2015's Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. The lovable character will be seen regularly in Series 10, starting from the first episode!
This as-yet-untitled opener is written by showrunner Steven Moffat, who commented:
“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.”
It will also star Peter Capaldi as The Twelfth Doctor and Pearl Mackie as the new companion Bill, alongside Matt, he told the BBC: “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.”
Filming commences on Doctor Who Series 10 on June 20 and will air on 2017. But, don't forget, before then we will be treated to the 2016 Christmas Special!