BBC announced that Matt Lucas will return to Doctor Who for the opening episode of the tenth series, which starts filming next Monday in Cardiff. 

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures,” said the actor. “I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”

“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS", added


Steven Moffat, who wrote the first episode. “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.”

Additionally, Jekyll & Hyde and Peaky Blinders’ Stephanie Hyam joined the cast for a guest role. Doctor Who will return in December 2016 with a Christmas Special, followed by the new series in 2017.

Huh…I’m not sure what I think of this. (I’m not very fond of Matt Lucas. This is the guy who made blackface on British television okay.)