Bernard Cribbins’ last snap shows him in wheelchair on set of Doctor Who return

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Bernard Cribbins was last pictured on the set of Doctor Who, after revealing he'd be returning to the show alongside Catherine Tate and David Tennant for the 60th anniversary of the popular sci-fi BBC show.

Doctor Who star and Wombles narrator Bernard passed away at the age of 93, his agent confirmed.

The TV treasure was pictured on the Camden set, being wheeled out of a coffee shop by David Tennant.

The coffee shop appeared to have been hit by an attack from the sky before going up in flames.

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Bernard appeared in the revamped series of Doctor Who with David Tennant from 2007 to 2010.

Before then, Bernard had made fame thanks to his appearances in Coronation Street as ageing Romeo Wally Bannister, the 1967 version of Casino Royale and several Carry On films.

Arguably, his most famous role was that of station porter Albert Perks in the 1970 film adaptation of The Railway Children.

Bernard also had a successful music career, with 1962 comedy songs Hole In The Ground and Right Said Fred reaching the UK singles chart top 10.

A statement from Gavin Barker Associates said: “Beloved actor Bernard Cribbins OBE has passed away at the age of 93.

“He worked well into his 90s, recently appearing in Doctor Who and the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat, they continued.

“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was unique, typifying the best of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him," they concluded.

Tweets flooded in thanking the TV legend for his work in entertainment.

BBC News correspondent Lizo Mzimba was one of the first to pay tribute, tweeting: "Bernard Cribbins has died at the age of 93. From the Wombles to Wilf in Doctor Who he entertained generation after generation.

"A genuine national treasure #RIPBernardCribbins."

Actress Kathy Burke also mourned his passing, tweeting a collection of photos of the actor, adding the caption: "Simply wonderful Bernard Cribbins RIP."

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