Blackadder’s Horrible role as Henry VIII
COMEDY star Rowan Atkinson (below) is returning to historical yarns – this time as Henry VIII.
The actor – who played the lead in on the BBC in the 90s – has signed up to guest star on the hit kid’s sketch TV show
Ben Miller and Sanjeev Bhaskar will also feature in the sixth series of the award-winning CBBC show, which is based on the best-selling books by Terry Deary.
The show’s historical consultant Greg Jenner joked on Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 show that Rowan, 60, will be “in tights for the first time since
Format changes will mean each episode will look at the life and times of one prominent historical figure, including Churchill, Napoleon, William the Conqueror and Mary Queen of Scots.