The BBC have announced that Peter Kay, star of Phoenix Nights, is to appear in episode ten of the second series.
Peter will be playing “the role of the cold and powerful” Victor Kennedy in the episode which is written by show supremo Russell T Davies.
Kay joins a growing list of star names appearing in the second series including Pauline Collins, Anthony Head, Maureen Lipman, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Sophia Myles, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Danny Webb.
Commenting on the Kay’s casting Russell T Davies said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter onboard the TARDIS!
“Casting of Peter came about after he wrote me the most brilliant letter to say how much he’d enjoyed series one of Doctor Who. From that point on we started talking about a guest appearance.
“However, this is not a comedy turn. Peter is a versatile actor who has appeared in Paul Abbott’s Butterfly Collectors and The Secret Life of Michael Fry.”