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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong has landed the starring role for the return of much-loved cartoon Danger Mouse.

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong has landed the starring role for the return of much-loved cartoon Danger Mouse.

The comedy actor - known for his TV shows with Ben Miller - will be the voice of the debonair but diminutive secret agent for his comeback next year, more than two decades after the series ended.

White-clad hero DM, who wore a patch over one eye, was previously voiced by Only Fools and Horses star David Jason in the original shows which ran for more than 10 years.

The new CBBC series will also feature the voice of Come Dine With Me, Dave Lamb, who has landed the role of narrator. Danger Mouse ended in 1992 and his return created a buzz when it was announced in June. The character will be given a revamp and will have cutting-edge gadgets at his disposal including his multi-purpose "i-patch", although he will continue to have his HQ in a post box.

"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," Armstrong (44) said.

His hamster sidekick Penfold - noted for his catchphrase "Crumbs, DM" - will be played by comedian Kevin Eldon.

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