Red Dwarf WILL return, reveals Danny John-Jules as he promises filming begins later this year


DANNY John-Jules has promised Red Dwarf WILL return as he revealed filming is set to begin later this year.

The 58-year-old actor told The Sun Online’s Big Interview he’s joining original cast members Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn to bring the sci-fi comedy back on TV.

Actor Danny John-Jules says Red Dwarf is set to return
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“All we know is it’s going to be done by the end of the year,” said Danny, who plays Cat in the comedy series first broadcast in 1988.

“We haven’t seen a script yet, it’s all in negotiation.

“But I’m never worried about Red Dwarf. I’ve never been so comfortable in a gig.

“The fans are over the moon, spinning cartwheels because unless you’re watching Netflix, what are you going to watch as a sitcom in England.”

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Danny found fame on the his show in 1988[/caption]

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He’s set to reunite with his co-stars Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn[/caption]

The old castmates recently excited fans by reuniting 

Earlier this month Danny reunited with his Red Dwarf co-stars in London.

Teasing fans, he posted a video on Instagram saying: “We’re not allowed to say a damn word about what we’re doing”.

After sparking rumours filming had begun on a new series, Danny has now confirmed it’s in the making.

But fans will have to wait a while longer to see the famous foursome back on-screen.

The actors have remained close friends throughout the decades

For now, Danny’s focused on his 11-date UK tour of his one-man show I’ve Gotta Be Me, which kicks off in September.

It portrays the trials and tribulations of the Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Junior; his rise to stardom, relationship with Frank Sinatra and fallout with American president John F Kennedy.

He named it I’ve Gotta Be Me – the song he waltzed to on Strictly Come Dancing in front of the sign “For One Night Only, Danny John-Jules”.

Sammy Davis, middle, was in the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford & Joey Bishop
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It will see Danny return to his musical theatre roots, having made a name for himself in CATS when he kick-started his career in the West End.

“It’s daunting,” admits Danny, who wrote the show from a penthouse suite in London where we met him for the interview.

“I’m only telling the story, I’m not actually playing him, but you can’t tell his story without song, dance, impersonations or jokes.

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Danny gets into character with Sammy’s favourite whisky tipple in a penthouse suite in London[/caption]

Danny John-Jules tours the UK with I've Gotta Be Me

DANNY John-Jules is returning to his musical theatre roots to take fans on a journey through the life of one of his showbiz heroes, Sammy Davis Junior.

After getting the buzz back for live performance following his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, the 58-year-old will tour the UK to tell the legendary Mr Wonderful’s story from October this year.

For tickets, click here. Tour dates below:


12 and 13 – Bognor Regis, Alexandra Theatre

11– Eastbourne, The Royal Hippodrome

17 – High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Theatre

25 & 26 – Manchester, The Dancehouse

28 – Durham, Gala Theatre

30 – Coventry, The Albany Theatre

4 – Swindon, Wyvern Theatre

14 – Sevenoaks, The Stag

20 – Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre

21 – Aberdeen, The Tivoli

22 – Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall

29 – Margate, The Theatre Royal

  • To get tickets for Danny John-Jules’ one-man show I’ve Gotta Be Me, click here.


“The show charts his life from his first role on stage at the age of three on tour with his father.

“People might know who Sammy Davis Jr was, but that’s it. I want to tell them the whole story.”

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