Writer and producer Russell T Davies, who is an atheist and a massive fan of Dawkins, says the show's crew were delighted to see Dawkins on set: "People were falling at his feet ... We've had Kylie Minogue on that set, but it was Dawkins people were worshipping."
Needless to say we can't wait to see this. There doesn't seem to be any news yet on what sort of character Dawkins is set to play, so we thought we'd run a poll. What character would you like to see Richard Dawkins play in Doctor Who?
- Good scientist
- Evil scientist
- He should be true to himself