Why Lionel Blair is desperate to become a Doctor Who villain

Why Lionel Blair is desperate to become a Doctor Who villain

He may be 90-years-old but showbiz legend Lionel Blair is desperate to take on the iconic Time Lord Doctor Who as an “evil” character.

It seems Lionel is a huge fan of the BBC sci-fi drama after revealing he has watched every episode of Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth and first female Doctor.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd love to be a villain in 'Doctor Who', they could make me evil in 'Doctor Who'. The new series has been wonderful, I could do a routine with Jodie in space."

Lionel’s also a huge fan of Bradley Walsh playing the Doctor's companion Graham O'Brien, and he admits he is envious of Bradley's career because he acts, does comedy and hosts game show 'The Chase' and is great at all three things.

He said: "I tell you whose career I envy at the moment and that's Bradley Walsh, I think he is terrific and they allow him to be a game show host, be a stand-up comic and do drama and he's good in all three things. I think he's terrific."

Despite his age, Lionel has no plans to retire and features on the star-studded line-up for charity Christmas single Rock With Rudolph, which has been released to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The track also features Jess Impiazzi, EastEnders star Shona McGarty, Coronation Street actress Nicola Thorp, model Eunice Olumide, The Chase and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Anne Hegerty, former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon, Gail Porter, Whispering Bob Harris and antiques experts James Braxton, Charlie Ross and Philip Serrell among others. Lionel admits they spent a whole day making the record and filming the video which he throughly enjoyed.

He said: "It was a wonderful day, they asked me to tap dance on set, so I did, it was such fun. I would do anything for these sorts of charities.

I knew most of the people involved, I know Gail Porter and I loved meeting the antiques gentlemen, and I know Kara Tointon, it was just a wonderful day."

The charity single, Rock With Rudolph is out now.