John Boyega on appearing in Doctor Who: “I’d love that”

John Boyega has expressed an interest in appearing in BBC science fiction series Doctor Who.

The 31-year-old Star Wars star has said he’d “love” to make be in the show, but only if it was a cameo in one episode.

“I would love that!” said Boyega, when asked by Radio Times if he’d like to make an appearance on the show.

Added Boyega: “But get me in an episode where I’m one of the many Doctors in many timelines so I can just cameo it. Or I’d be the assistant, whatever. I’d show up – but just for one episode.”

John Boyega is of course no stranger to sci-fi roles, having got his big break in film as Moses in Joe Cornish’s 2011 movie Attack the Block ( a movie that Jodie Whittaker also appeared in), but of course became an international sci-fi icon after appearing as Finn in The Force Awakens in 2015, and two further Star Wars movies in the sequel trilogy.

With the 60th anniversary specials coming soon, surely Russell T Davies can find a way of getting John in for a day of secret filming!?

Doctor Who is back on TV in November with three special episodes starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor. He will be accompanied by Catherine Tate who will be playing his companion Donna Noble once again. Other people confirmed for the shows include Yasmin Finney as Rose and Neil Patrick Harris.

The specials will be followed at Cristmas by the first full episode starring Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor. He will be joined by former Coronation Street actor Millie Gibson who will play his companion Ruby Sunday.

The 2023 shows will be the first as part of a new deal between the BBC and Disney that makes Disney+ the streaming home of the show across the globe outside