ight dudes, this is important! Norman Lovett is set to return to Red Dwarf as the ship’s computer, after an eighteen-year absence, for the upcoming 12th series of the cult favorite sit-com.
As many of us Dwarfers know Lovett portrayed the role of Holly in the first two series before Hattie Hayridge took over the role for series three through five. This led to the character’s absence for two series until Lovett returned and reprised the role before the show’s hiatus.
Painfully though Holly has been absent from our televisions since the 2009 mini-series Back to Earth, due to an off-screen incident. That is until now. It is reported that Lovett will guest star in one episode as Holly.
Doug Naylor, the writer and director of the show, stated “Holly played by Norman Lovett, guest stars in one of the new shows in Red Dwarf XII. But which show remains a secret.”
That wasn’t the only announcement we got today. Not only have we been treated to the return of Holly, but we’ve also been given an airdate. Red Dwarf XII shall make its appearance on Thursday 12th October 2017 on Dave.
“Smoke a Kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast!”