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Jeeves Would Be Proud: Matt Lucas’s Doctor Who Character Is Staying On As a ‘Valet’ Next Season

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A nondescript, time-traveling London police box is ready to house a certain human-cyborg for a little longer. Per io9, at a recent screening of Doctor Who’s upcoming Christmas special, Matt Lucas said that his character, Nardole, will be sticking around with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor for an undisclosed period during the upcoming tenth season. Nardole will not be serving as a traditional companion — that part will be filled by newcomer Pearl Mackie — but rather in a special “valet” capacity. “You’re stuck with me for a little bit,” Lucas joked to the crowd. “You learn a little bit more about me and I’m a bit of a thorn in [the Doctor’s] side. I have a job to do, but I think [the Doctor will] regret giving me that job.” Of course, it’s been common in recent seasons for the Doctor to travel with multiple people in the TARDIS — think of Amy and Rory; or Rose and Mickey — but a nonhuman presence has been a bit more rare. Now, if only they could run into David Walliams’s Gibbis …

Matt Lucas Sticking Around for More Doctor Who