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!"

Not Going Out goes live

Not Going Out goes live

9 March 2018 - 3:00 PM

Not Going Out goes live

"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."

Teri Hatcher to join celeb series of Great British Bake Off

Teri Hatcher to join celeb series of Great British Bake Off

29 January 2018 - 8:00 AM

Teri Hatcher to join celeb series of Great British Bake Off

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."

Jodie Whittaker wants to be role model for boys
22 September 2018

Jodie Whittaker wants to be role model for boys

Jodie Whittaker wants to be role model for boys
Ayda Field's X Factor tears
22 September 2018

Ayda Field's X Factor tears

Ayda Field's X Factor tears
Holly Willoughby got Ant McPartlin's blessing for I'm A Celeb
22 September 2018

Holly Willoughby got Ant McPartlin's blessing for I'm A Celeb

Holly Willoughby got Ant McPartlin's blessing for I'm A Celeb
Kaz calls for place on 'I'm A Celeb' '
22 September 2018

Kaz calls for place on 'I'm A Celeb' '

Kaz calls for place on 'I'm A Celeb' '
Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant
21 September 2018

Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant

Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant
Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke
21 September 2018

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke
Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance
21 September 2018

Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance

Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance
Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters
21 September 2018

Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters

Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters
Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint
21 September 2018

Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint

Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint
Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down
21 September 2018

Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down

Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down
Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show
21 September 2018

Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show

Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show
Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'
21 September 2018

Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'

Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'