Black­ad­der’s Hor­ri­ble role as Henry VIII

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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.

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