23 October 2012

In a recent interview with RadioTimes.com, So Solid Crew member and Hustle actor, Ashley Walters, provides details of his 2013 episode Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - and praises new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Ashley Walters (best known as So Solid Crew member Asher D) first earned his acting stripes as a youngster on long-running teenage soap Grange Hill, before graduating to BBC's Hustle and last year's Channel 4 drama Top Boy. But next year sees his most exciting role to date: a cameo in Doctor Who.

Speaking to RT, Ashley revealed he finished filming his episode - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - two weeks ago:

"You can't beat being in Doctor Who - it's something I've grown up with my whole life and working with Matt Smith was amazing. He's a really, really good actor and just being a part of that huge BBC franchise was an incredible thing. And Jenna Louise Coleman is really good at what she does - it seems like she's enjoying her job and I loved working with her."

But it wasn't too long ago that Ashley got in trouble with Doctor Who producers for tweeting a photo from his trailer that gave fans a sneak peak of his costume:

"I nearly got sacked on my first day because they're really strict about it. I was in my costume lying down on the sofa and I just tweeted a photo with the word 'space' - I didn't say anything else. Five minutes later I had execs knocking on my door saying, 'what are you doing?' And then I realised there were signs everywhere saying 'don't tweet'."

As a result, he's a little hesitant about giving away details of his cameo role, but he does reveal this:

"in our episode it'll be the first time people get to see so much of the TARDIS."

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Do you think we will see more of the TARDIS than ever before? Surely we can't see more of the TARDIS than the 1978, 4th Doctor adventure, The Invasion of Time (video clip below)? Let us know what you think in the comments box!

[Source: Radio Times]

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