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ACTOR Jimmy Vee once got engaged to Kylie Minogue in Doctor Who – and now he’s out to destroy fellow Scot Peter Capaldi.
Jimmy appears in this Saturday’s story, The Caretaker, as the episode’s main villain, the Skovox Blitzer which is ready to destroy all humanity, as well as 12th TV Time Lord Capaldi.
The actor is no stranger to the show, having appeared with all of the 21st century Doctors.
He featured as the Moxx of Balhoon and a space pig opposite Christopher Eccleston, with David Tennant as the villainous Graske and later the heroic Bannakaffalatta in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, and also encountered Matt Smith, when Jimmy played another alien, a Groske.
The actor, who is 3ft 8ins tall, admitted that the robotic Skovox Blitzer was the most comfortable costume of the lot.
He said: “It was great to get in and out of, as it only took about 10 minutes to get fitted.
“The worst I’ve had was probably either the Moxx or the Groske, as you got the bodysuit on, and then you would have to sit in the make-up chair for hours.
“I can’t say too much about the episode, but it was great fun to do.”
Jimmy admitted he has had a ball working on Doctor Who, and particularly enjoyed working with Glaswegian Capaldi.
He said: “Peter is great – I got on with him really well, with us both coming from Scotland, you automatically have that link.
“He’s playing it quite naturally – it just feels like he’s playing himself and not changing anything to become the Doctor. He’s just going out to do it his own way, his own natural way.
“None of the Doctors I’ve worked with are trying to be something they’re not – Chris, David and Matt, and now Peter.”
Doctor Who’s popularity has spread from the UK to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and a host of other countries, including South Korea, where there is a massive following for the show.
Jimmy said: “It just seems to be taking off all over the world now. I know it went out to America, but it’s getting bigger and bigger – I know it’s popular in Scandinavia. They’re getting the new series, and the fans can go back and check out the other series too, from Chris and Dave onwards.”
Jimmy, who has been invited to attend a number of signing events with fans throughout the UK, added: “I liked getting engaged to Kylie more than destroying the planet – but it’s funny how some of the fans think I really did get engaged to her. People still ask me about that at signings.” (Daily Record)
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