Doctor Who bosses have released the first glimpse of the latest cast member set to join the long-running franchise, and it’s none other than Sir Lenny Henry. Could he have taken on the role of The Doctor’s (played by Jodie Whittaker) new enemy?
Fans of the sci-fi TV show were teased with a clip from the new trailers, but left them wondering whether he would be taking on the role of the villain throughout the next series.
The veteran actor appeared on The One Show on Monday evening, where he was grilled by the presenters Matt Allwright and Michelle Ackerley, about his latest gig.
The actor seemed extremely excited to fulfill a “life-time ambition”.
In the clip, Lenny was sat in a swanky modern office being interviewed by a reporter, and it’s safe to say he didn’t come across as the friendliest of people.
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In the interview, his character seems bolshy and rude, saying: “You only got in because you’re Brits and my mum reads your paper, she’s old and into legacy media.”
Giving the reporting journalist and the photograher a look up and down, he informs them he’s researching their background to make sure they are who they say they are.
The duo worriedly exchange glances before he tells them to “get on with it then”.
As the photographer takes photographs, the camera