Just as the ninth and tenth Doctors had former popstar-turned-actress Billie Piper for Top Of The Pops credibility, so does Matt Smith's eleventh time lord. But, while his choice has the chav, he's unlikely to have the fanboy adoration.
You wouldn't believe the week I've had. I can't talk about it but let's just say I got a part in Doctor Who.
While it's unlikely that Skinner - whose last album as The Streets is due next year - will be joining the show for more than an episode, we hold out vain hope that he'll also rework the theme song just to make the hardcore fanboys' heads explode.
Mike Skinner for new 'Doctor Who'? [Digital Spy]