Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
Frank Skinner Begs for Doctor Who Role
The stand-up comedian and radio host spoke on The Graham Norton Show about his failed attempt to persuade the Doctor Who producers that he was the man for the role…any role, you name it, he wanted it:
I asked my manager to get me a part in Doctor Who. I didn’t need a big part – a monster or a lunar rock – but I would love to be able to tell my grandchildren I was in it. “My manager said, ‘I’m sure it won’t be a problem’. He got in touch and got an email back that said, ‘We are really happy that it is something Frank would like to do…’ Somehow the end of the email seemed to have been cut off…
Funny stuff indeed and slightly reassuring to know that stunt casting looks to be something of the past. So Skinner won’t be joining the likes of Ken Dodd, Hale and Pace and Peter ‘Garlic Bread’ Kay in the list of slightly incredulous appearances by comedians in Doctor Who.
Appearing alongside Rose Tyler herself Billie Piper on Friday also brought out the Geek in Skinner who confessed that he had called her ‘Rose’ as they embraced backstage.
The Graham Norton show aired last Friday on BBC One and is available now on the BBC iPlayer.