Prior to the third series premiere, Ben Miller decided to vote himself off the Death in Paradise) island. As DI Richard Poole, Miller used his skills as a London Metropolitan Police detective to overcome his obvious distaste for deplorable tropical weather to make the Caribbean island of Saint Marie a safer place. Miller decided it was time to put DI Poole out of his misery and head back to London in search of a proper cup of tea.
This Autumn, the former star of Armstrong and Miller, Worst Week of My Life, Primeval and Death in Paradise will finally get a chance to apply his PhD studies in physics at Cambridge University to good use when he becomes the newest villain opposite Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor debut. Capaldi will be a busy Doctor in his first full series as The Doctor given earlier announcements that both Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes will also see time as villains.
Miller said: “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.” Showing as much excitement as Miller over the announcement was Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, who added: “Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”
Don’t know about you but I’m totally ready to be sent behind the sofa this Autumn. You?