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Published on February 20th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

David Walliams Confirmed

Details of comedy actor David Walliams’ upcoming role have been released by the official BBC Doctor Who website.

He’s be playing “Gibbis” who according to some sources will resemble Mole from Wind in the Willows, although whether this resemblance is purely physical, purely character or both is something we will have to wait and see…

David Walliams is of course best known for his comedy creations with Matt Lucas in Little Britain (which prominently featured former Doctor Who legend Tom Baker and School Reunion and Infinite Quest‘s Anthony Head) and more recently Come Fly With Me, not to mention the oft-ignored Rock Profiles.

Speaking to the BBC, Walliams said,

‘I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and am so looking forward to working with Matt Smith and running up and down some corridors with him.’

The as yet untitled episode is written by Being Human creator Toby Whithouse who previously wrote 2006′s School Reunion and 2010′s Vampires of Venice.


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

3 Responses to David Walliams Confirmed

  1. avatar Carn says:


  2. avatar Rick says:

    Ignorance is bliss. I really knew nothing of Katherine Jenkins or James Corden before their respective roles in Doctor Who. Both were brilliant yet when their casting was announced fans on the net did nothing but bitch. Obviously the casting folks know what they’re doing and Walliams will probably be great like the other two.

    There was complaints about pop star Billie Piper early on too….seems like these folks enjoy trying something different from the their norm and I applaud them.

  3. avatar Carn says:

    Jenkins was fine. Corden was still annoying. I would have enjoyed that episode had a much more sympathetically likable actor been given that role. Luckily the episode was saved by Matt Smith’s superb as usual performance though I could have done without the football.

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