Details of comedy actor David Walliams’ upcoming role have been released by the official BBC Doctor Who website.
He’s be playing “Gibbis” who according to some sources will resemble Mole from Wind in the Willows, although whether this resemblance is purely physical, purely character or both is something we will have to wait and see…
David Walliams is of course best known for his comedy creations with Matt Lucas in Little Britain (which prominently featured former Doctor Who legend Tom Baker and School Reunion and Infinite Quest‘s Anthony Head) and more recently Come Fly With Me, not to mention the oft-ignored Rock Profiles.
Speaking to the BBC, Walliams said,
‘I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and am so looking forward to working with Matt Smith and running up and down some corridors with him.’
The as yet untitled episode is written by Being Human creator Toby Whithouse who previously wrote 2006’s School Reunion and 2010’s Vampires of Venice.