Lee Mack lands dream Doctor Who role
27 March 2018 - 12:00 PM

Lee Mack lands dream Doctor Who role

Share article:

Lee Mack has landed a role in "Doctor Who" after "harassing" bosses about appearing in his favourite show.

The "Not Going Out" comedian and actor is a huge fan of the long-running sci-fi classic - even having a prop version of the TARDIS in his garden - and he's excited about his cameo in the upcoming new series.

Speaking on Radio 4's "Loose Ends", he revealed: "I am blink-and-you'll-miss-it. It's just a little thing. I've just been a fan all my life, so I just harassed them until they gave me a little part in it."

Lee went to great lengths to appear on the show, including sending Chris a video of him using his own TARDIS.

He added: "I even sent Chris, who runs the show, Chris Chibnall, a video of me getting out of my own TARDIS, which I own. With a Dalek, which I own as well. And I said "Come on!"

Julie Hesmondhalgh for Doctor Who's Kerblam

Julie Hesmondhalgh for Doctor Who's Kerblam

5 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

Julie Hesmondhalgh for Doctor Who's Kerblam

"It's genuinely a true story - I've got a TARDIS at home, it's not bigger on the inside. And I said "Come on, give me a part."

"And he said "Alright!" So that's what you need to do if you want a part in something. Just send a video to someone, you'll get the part."

Siobhan Finneran lands Doctor Who role

Siobhan Finneran lands Doctor Who role

5 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

Siobhan Finneran lands Doctor Who role

The upcoming series will feature new Time Lord Jodie Whittaker, and she has urged fans not to be "scared" about her taking over the lead role in the show, despite admitting it is "overwhelming" to be the first woman to play the Doctor.

She recently said: "It feels completely overwhelming; as an actor, as a woman, as a feminist, as a human, as someone who wants to continually challenge themselves and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be.

"I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender because this is a really exciting time and "Doctor Who" represents everything that's exciting about change.

"The fans have lived through so many changes and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one."

Brendan Cole says Strictly is now a 'popularity contest'
18 December 2018

Brendan Cole says Strictly is now a 'popularity contest'

Brendan Cole says Strictly is now a 'popularity contest'
Corrie will have standalone episode for Carla Connor's breakdown
18 December 2018

Corrie will have standalone episode for Carla Connor's breakdown

Corrie will have standalone episode for Carla Connor's breakdown
Coleen Nolan spending Christmas with ex-husband
18 December 2018

Coleen Nolan spending Christmas with ex-husband

Coleen Nolan spending Christmas with ex-husband
Coronation Street boss confirms character death
18 December 2018

Coronation Street boss confirms character death

Coronation Street boss confirms character death
Torvill and Dean stars had skating crash course
18 December 2018

Torvill and Dean stars had skating crash course

Torvill and Dean stars had skating crash course
Corrie: Amy Barlow will get pregnant in 2019
18 December 2018

Corrie: Amy Barlow will get pregnant in 2019

Corrie: Amy Barlow will get pregnant in 2019
John Thomson recalls Coronation Street nerves
18 December 2018

John Thomson recalls Coronation Street nerves

John Thomson recalls Coronation Street nerves
Matt Evers hits out at Megan Barton Hanson's Dancing on Ice criticism
18 December 2018

Matt Evers hits out at Megan Barton Hanson's Dancing on Ice criticism

Matt Evers hits out at Megan Barton Hanson's Dancing on Ice criticism
Love Island's Kendall Rae Knight and Eyal Booker kiss at reunion
18 December 2018

Love Island's Kendall Rae Knight and Eyal Booker kiss at reunion

Love Island's Kendall Rae Knight and Eyal Booker kiss at reunion
Stacey Dooley and Joe Sugg to host BBC's NYE concert
18 December 2018

Stacey Dooley and Joe Sugg to host BBC's NYE concert

Stacey Dooley and Joe Sugg to host BBC's NYE concert
Dom Joly's life-threatening snoring
18 December 2018

Dom Joly's life-threatening snoring

Dom Joly's life-threatening snoring
EastEnders confirm Tom Watt and Linda Davidson return
18 December 2018

EastEnders confirm Tom Watt and Linda Davidson return

EastEnders confirm Tom Watt and Linda Davidson return