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

Lee Mack lands dream Doctor Who role

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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!"

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"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."

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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."

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