SIR LENNY HENRY AND STEPHEN FRY LAND \'MAJOR\' DOCTOR WHO ROLES

SIR LENNY HENRY AND STEPHEN FRY LAND 'MAJOR' DOCTOR WHO ROLES

Jodie Whittaker will return as the Thirteenth Doctor in the new series, which will air next year.

Sir Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry will star in "major roles" in the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who.

The TV stars will appear alongside Jodie Whittaker when the Tardis lands once more, but it is not yet known if they will be friend or foe to the Time Lord and her friends.

It will be a debut stint for both Sir Lenny and Fry in the sci-fi drama.

Fry said: "Short of being picked for a British space exploration programme and I readily concede that I'm past the age where I'd be considered (if I was ever the right age for such a posting) - then being in an episode of Doctor Who will certainly do as a very sweet second-place excitement."

Sir Lenny added: "It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who.

"The nearest I have been to the Tardis was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show, so as a life-long (hiding behind the sofa type) Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me."

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