Miriam Margolyes has fulfilled our greatest desires by joining Doctor Who!
However, it has been revealed that the national treasure leaked the news herself prior to the formal announcement.
The famed Harry Potter star is joining the cast to voice Meep, a monster derived from The Star Beast comic strip.
Upon her casting announcement, the 82-year-old said: ‘I’m relieved I got to work on Doctor Who before I died.
‘With sci-fi you never know. Thank you for making an old woman very happy.’
We couldn’t be happier too, Miriam!
While fans are overjoyed with the casting announcement, others have discovered that she revealed her part in her new book Oh Miriam! : Stories from an Extraordinary Life.
In an excerpt posted on X (formerly Twitter) by an individual earlier today, it read: ‘It was Sylvester McCoy, Doctor Who Mark VII, who got me going. He told me about travelling around the world, being paid to appear at events called “Comic Con”, “Awesome Con” and “Chicago TARDIS”, meeting science-fiction buffs and being photographed with them.
‘I rather liked the sound of that. Of course, I wasn’t in Doctor Who then, BUT I AM NOW! Just wait till you meet the Meep.’
One person wrote in response to the premature reveal: ‘We’re really being FED this era omg.’
It looks like Miriam Margoyles is playing Beep the Meep!
— Jack | Nerd Den (@nerddenreal) September 14, 2023
The iconic BBC sci-fi series is slated to return in November with three special episodes to commemorate its 60th anniversary, with David Tennant reprising his role as the Fourteenth Doctor after serving as the Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010.
Catherine Tate will reprise her role as the Doctor’s companion Donna Noble.
Ncuti Gatwa, star of Sex Education, will then make his debut as the Fifteenth Doctor during the holiday season, ushering in a new era of the programme when famed showrunner Russell T Davies returns.
Doctor Who fans were overjoyed to learn that Miriam will be entering the Whoniverse.
Meep Meep! Miriam Margolyes joins the cast of the #DoctorWho 60th anniversary specials as the voice of the Meep ✨
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) September 14, 2023
‘This is going to be the best thing about the 60th anniversary!!!!!!!!!’ one person wrote on X (formerly Twitter) following the announcement of the exciting news.
Source My Celebrity Life.