Published on February 22nd, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Paul O’Grady to Guest?
The climax of Series 4 of Doctor Who looks as though it might have a similar tone to those previous conclusions penned by Russell T Davies if recent reports are anything to go by.
It is alleged that former drag act and TV chat show presenter Paul O’Grady – best known for the sour Lily Savage (the “Birkenhead Bombshell”) – has been asked to appear in Doctor Who!
According to a couple of tabloid sources, and Digital Spy, the TV presenter will play himself in a scene reminiscent of those in Army of Ghosts.
A BBC source revealed that O’Grady had been wanting to appear on the show for some time and his role would be a little more “sinister” than people are used to.
“Paul has been desperate to be on the show for ages and asked if he could be a guest star,” revealed the BBC insider.
“Fortunately Who creator Russell T Davies is a big fan of his too, and jumped at the chance.
“Weâ€™ve had to wait until his chatshow is filming again so we can shoot him on the set.
“It will be the usual camp Paul – just maybe a bit more sinister.”
Sinister is good; camp – as we all know in Doctor Who – can often go terribly wrong.
We await the appearance with very baited breath.