Avast me Hearties! That scurvy naive Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Bonekickers)Â has gone and poured his gizzards out on twitter- doffing his triangular hat in the direction of Steven Moffat and the Doctor Who crew of the damned.
Twittering the now de-pirated Bonneville wrote a lovely message saying:
News of Bonneville’s adventure on the high seas was first announced in flip flopping, political bandwagon jumper The Sun (which we never link to) – along with his confession of his life long love of the show:
“When I was a boy, the music and Jon Pertwee’s Doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday. I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series.â€
Aw, bless his little Dalek socks. Bonneville will be appearing along sideÂ former ‘strawberry blond’ haired supermodel turned actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) as a “mysterious creature that haunts a pirate ship” andÂ Former Eastender Lee Ross (Ashes to Ashes) as a character called Boatsswain.
Footage has been posted on YouTube of Karen Gillan getting into the swing of things on board a ship anchored at Charlestown, Cornwall
The episode, written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock), will be the third to air when the show makes its expected return this coming spring.