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Doctor Who returns with a bit of Fry and… Lenny

DOCTOR WHO will return to TV screens on New Year’s Day guest starring Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry, bosses have confirmed.

The 11th series of the BBC One sci-fi hit — and Jodie Whittaker’s first as the Time Lord — ended in December last year.

The new 12th series will land on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, with a two-part episode called Spyfall, and subsequent instalments will air on Sundays.

As well as Fry and Henry (pictured) appearing in the New Year’s Day episode, Life On Mars’ Robert Glenister and ER’s Goran Visnjic will feature later in the run.

Time Lady: Jodie Whittaker, centre, will once again be joined by companions played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, left to right PICTURE: BBC/PA

Plot details and why the opening episode, penned by show boss Chris Chibnall, is called Spyfall have yet to be confirmed.

Whittaker, the 13th Doctor, will again be joined by Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yaz, and Bradley Walsh as Graham.

TV bosses have promised ‘blockbuster action’, saying the Doctor is ‘well and truly back with a bang’.