19/09/2014 06:45 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Danger Mouse: Alexander Armstrong Replaces Sir David Jason


Danger Mouse has a brand new voice – thanks to comedian and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong.

The famous rodent returns to our screens next year, with a new series on CBBC.

The star mouse himself will be voiced by Alexander, presenter of the popular gameshow Pointless.

Kevin Eldon will voice his sidekick Penfold, and Dave Lamb – of Come Dine With Me Fame - joins the cast as 'The Narrator'.

Commenting on his new role as the crime-fighting, eye patch-wearing mouse, Alexander said: "As a lifelong fan of Danger Mouse I was ecstatic just to know that the show was coming back.

"To be actually involved with the reboot and to be taking DM out to a whole new generation is about as close to a dream job as you could wish for."

Alexander is no stranger to kids' TV, as he already voices several characters in Peppa Pig, including Mr Wolf and Policeman Stag. He has three children - Rex, seven, Patrick, five, and Edward, four.

Kevin Eldon, who has starred in several TV dramas, and had his own sketch show, It's Kevin, said he was 'delighted' to be taking on the role on Penfold, which is a 'role not a mole', apparently:

"I'm absolutely delighted to be the new voice of Danger Mouse's trusty sidekick Penfold. It's a role and not a mole, Penfold's not a mole, he's a hamster that I'm going to really enjoy.

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"When I am recording the episodes, I'll be making sure that at all times my eyebrows are at least three inches above my head."

Dave Lamb added: "It is a great honour to be stepping into one of David Jason's shoes. Danger Mouse's narrator is an iconic role and I can't wait to get started."

Danger Mouse ran for over a decade before coming to an end in 1992. The famous mouse was voiced by Sir David Jason, and the late Terry Scott played Penfold.

The new series will make its new-age debut in 2015 – the dates are yet to be confirmed.

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