Frank Skinner hoping for ‘Doctor Who’ return

Frank Skinner has revealed that said he would like to reprise his role as Perkins in a future episode of Doctor Who.

The comedian appeared as the Orient Express’ chief engineer in ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ in October.

Skinner told Digital Spy: “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.”

He added: “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.”

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Commeting on his performance as Perkins, Skinner commented: “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.”

Doctor Who returns later this month with ‘Last Christmas’.

Season 8 was released on DVD and Blu-ray last week and Season 9 begins filming in January.

> Order Season 8 on DVD on Amazon.

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Do you want Frank Skinner to return? Let us know below…

  • Aly

    Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! LOVED watching the two of them together!

  • Libstar

    I want Clara to leave (no offence to her, but I found Danny a rather irritating character and she’s had a long run, hasn’t she?) and Perkins to be the new companion! I think he’d be far more interesting and helpful!