Ben Miller Cast as Doctor Who Villain

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Ben Miller is on his way to Doctor Who.

The funny actor has landed a role on Season 8 of the BBC hit, according to executive producer Steven Moffat.

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"Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with [Peter] Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa,” Moffat said in a statement.

"And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who."

A long-time fan of the iconic series, Miller added:

"As a committed Whovian, I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming."

Season 8 will kick off some time this fall and you can watch Doctor Who online now to catch up prior to Capaldi's official debut.

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