July 26th, 2016
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Frank Skinner to get Doctor Who action figure?

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Frank Skinner to get Doctor Who action figure?

Frank Skinner could be immortalised as a 'Doctor Who' action figure.

The comedian has fulfilled a lifelong ambition by starring in an episode of the BBC sci-fi drama recently and he reveals that he was photographed for a potential toy to accompany the eighth series, which will begin in August.

Speaking on his Absolute Radio Saturday morning show, Frank said: "This guy said, 'I need to take your photo', so I had to stand in front of this white screen in my costume, which obviously I can't describe, and I was photographed in the round - so I had to turn around a little bit, turn around a little bit.

"I said, 'What was that for?' He said, 'That was just in case you are an action figure.' I'm not saying I will be but I think that is every man's ambition to be an action figure."

The 57-year-old comic had to miss his son Buzz's birthday in order to film his scenes, but Frank more than made up for it by enlisting the new Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, to star in a personalised greeting for the youngster.

He explained: "It's of Peter Capaldi stepping out of the TARDIS holding up a sign that says, 'Happy birthday, Buzz.' I shall send him that every year for the rest of his life - not for the rest of his life, for the rest of my life."