William hints at Blackadder cameo as he knights star

The Duke of Cambridge confided in the newly-knighted Sir Tony Robinson that he would be prepared to appear in Blackadder if there is a new series.

Sir Tony Robinson is knighted by the Duke of Cambridge during an investiture ceremony.
Sir Tony Robinson is knighted by the Duke of Cambridge during an investiture ceremony. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Sir Tony, who played the downtrodden dogsbody Baldrick in the show, told reporters: "He said that he was a big fan of Blackadder and was there going to be another series? I said we have always talked about it.

"I said to him 'Would you be prepared to be in it?' He said 'Yes' like a shot".

Sir Tony Robinson holds his medal after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
Sir Tony Robinson holds his medal after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sir Tony, who was knighted for public and political service, said he experienced a "Baldrick" moment during the investiture ceremony, forgetting to bow to Prince William at the outset and then "going the wrong way" after he had been knighted.

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