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Frank Skinner On Personal Importance Of Role In Doctor Who

Much loved comedian Frank Skinner made his debut in Doctor Who in Series 8’s Mummy on the Orient Express, giving a dark, humorous performance fitting of any new member inducted into the Doctor Who family. Speaking in an interview to Digital Spy, Mr Skinner spoke of his love for all things Who:

“Anyone who’s in Doctor Who always gets asked if they would come back, and I can’t imagine many people, with the possible exception of Christopher Eccleston, who wouldn’t”.Of course, if they said to me, ‘Would you like to be in Doctor Who for the rest of your life’, I’d probably sign on for that.”

“Steven Moffat sent me an email that said, ‘You are now a personal friend of Doctor Who and nothing can change that’. Even saying that sends a tingle down my neck and spinal cord.”

 While his passion for Doctor Who was on full display, Mr Skinner also expressed his desire to not disappoint, his trepidation when tackling a role in his favorite show:

“What you don’t want to be is the worst thing in an episode. I don’t want to spoil an episode. The audience appreciation for that episode puts it at the top of the ones for this series. I did bravely read reviews, and generally speaking it was pretty good. I can officially say I got away with it.”

Source: Frank Skinner: I didn’t want to ruin Doctor Who