Frank Skinner to miss son's birthday for Doctor Who role
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 May 2014
Comedian Frank Skinner has revealed he will miss his son's second birthday in order to fulfil his lifelong dream of appearing in 'Doctor Who'
Frank Skinner will miss his son's second birthday to film 'Doctor Who'.
The comedian, who is a lifelong fan of the BBC sci-fi drama, has landed a cameo appearance in the upcoming eighth series of the show - but fulfilling his dream of appearing in 'Doctor Who' has come at a personal cost.
Speaking on his Absolute Radio show, he said: "I thought about being in 'Doctor Who' about every four-and-a-half minutes years before this happened! However, I'm afraid I've gone deep into 'bad dad' territory, because in order to be in 'Doctor Who', one of the filming days is [son] Buzz's birthday. So I'm having to miss it.
Frank went on to quip that he will pick a new date to celebrate his son's birthday.
He joked: "I'm hoping it will be OK. The plan is to just make another birthday. We could just pick any date we like!"
The 57-year-old star - who also admits he missed his son's first steps because he attended a screening of 'Doctor Who' episode 'Remembrance of the Daleks' - was overjoyed when he was asked to make an appearance in the new series, which marks Peter Capaldi's first as the Time Lord.
He explained: "I was in Nando's when I got the phone call to say that I had got the part. I went outside and there were loads of people around, it was a sunny day ... I'm on the phone and he was telling me that I got the 'Doctor Who' job and I did a football volley mime, a really big one."